How to avoid re-use of same email ID after the disabling the mailbox in Exchange 2007 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    1. We have user named user1, whose Mailbox is getting disabled today.

    2.The user will be in the disabled state for 3 months

    3. Mailbox will be deleted as per retention policy period settings of 30 days.


    Once the user mailbox has been disabled (Disconnected) the user email address user1@domain.com will be again available for any new user

    But how to avoid this --I mean how to make user1@domain.com not available for let say 6 months so that the email address cannot be re-used.

    Here the issue is there will be so many issues

    1. The emails destined to old user may reach new user with same email address

    2. Security compliance issue

    So Please advice on this.


    Tuesday, December 20, 2011 8:04 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    You could create a dummy user account and add the e-mail address to that account (remove it after 6 months).


    Tuesday, December 20, 2011 12:07 PM
  • Hi, As Leif said you can achieve this... or even you can create a dummy OU and create a contact for those deleting users... 
    Thanks & Regards, Kottees **** Please mark as an answer if it is really helps you.
    Tuesday, December 20, 2011 1:38 PM
  • Hello,


    If you do not want other users to see the specific user in Gal, you can hide it in AD then clear up the Nick Name Cache NK2 file on the Outlook client.




    Thursday, December 22, 2011 2:21 AM