To start, I am not an Exchange Admin or a technologist. I am instead a technically inclined lay person. So if that doesn't put you off let me pose my question!
We are an advertising agency specializing in email marketing. We send *reputable* email marketing to opt-in consumers, mostly from Fortune 1000 firms. Email you would recognize and generally welcome (some would refer to it as Bacn). This
is not the evil stuff.
As part of our sales process we need to collect email samples from prospective clients. We have a large team that can sign up for email marketing newsletters from a variety of organizations but we need to be able to store the inbound messages in a
repository that is readily available to users across the organization. My thought is to use Public Folders for this purpose but I think we need a way to automatically file the inbound messages by sender.
Here is what I want to do:
Setup Exchange to accept inbound email even if no user account for the email address exists as long as a substring of the email address meets a specific criterion. For instance, we would want to accept any email in the format email@example.com
(or alternately firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sign up for email newsletters from third parties using this email address format. For instance, if we sign up for email from Delta Air Lines the email address we would use to
receive messages would be DeltaAirLinesemail@example.com. Email from Ford Motor Company? This address would be FordMotorCompanyfirstname.lastname@example.org, and so on. We would eventually have
thousands of such custom email addresses.
As messages are received into our Exchange 2010 environment we would want to route them to a specific subfolder of our Public Folder hierarchy, presumably /Public Folders/Samples.
With thousands of senders all having their messages routed to this folder, however, things could get crowded! So optimally we would want to interrogate the "To" address of each message and parse out the custom sending organization. For
instance we would want to route:
Emails sent to DeltaAirLinesemail@example.com would be sent to /Public Folders/Samples/D/DeltaAirLines.
Emails sent to FordMotorCompanyfirstname.lastname@example.org would be sent to /Public Folders/Samples/F/FordMotorCompany.
So, is this possible? If so, how? If PowerShell or an Exchange Event Script an appropriate way to address this need? If not, any particularly whizzy third-party add-ons that are appropriate?
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