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How to select the mailbox account that sends Exchange NDRs

Can I reconfigure what mailbox account is used to send Microsoft Exchange Server non-delivery reports (or just the account listed on the NDR)?

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Navigate to the properties of your SMTP virtual server, then go to the Messages tab and set the Administrator Mailbox to whatever mailbox you want to fill this role.

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Is this correct for Exchange Server 2003? I couldn't find an option to set the administrator mailbox at the described location.
—Leigh H.

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Related information from SearchExchange.com:

  • Expert Advice: Can I generate an NDR from a user's mailbox?
  • Tip: Dealing with undeliverable messages in Exchange Server
  • FAQ: Exchange Server non-delivery reports
  • Reference Center: Exchange Server NDR tips and resources
  • This was first published in April 2007

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