Getting E-Mail Auto forwarded by a Rule

Do you have a user getting email "forwarded" from a long gone employee? Do you keep old employee's mailboxes around in order to keep getting their emails or for archiving? Interestingly at least in Exchange 2003 rules will continue to fire even for disabled user accounts. If you get emails with "Auto forwarded by a Rule" in the body this is likely what you are experiencing (Unfortunately this notice was removed from later versions of Exchange). The only way to remove this rule is to recreate or enable the user, connect a copy of Outlook, login and disable the rules. Ok to be honest that is not the "only way" you can also use mcfmapi but this is more complicated and runs the risk of causing other problems.

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