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  • im trying to put forward a case to disable the autoforward feature, namely to keep sensitive mail going out to stuff like hotmail/yahoo etc.

    i suspect the counter argument from our exchange team will be well why bother, as technically a user could just forward the email any way, regardless of its done automatically or if its manually forwarded by the user.

    has anyone a view on why bother disabling autoformat. please keep answers in laymans terms for a non exchange person

    thanks


    Tuesday, May 24, 2011 5:52 PM

Answers

  • On Wed, 25 May 2011 07:50:35 +0000, cf090 wrote:
     
    >On Tue, 24 May 2011 17:52:11 +0000, cf090 wrote: >im trying to put forward a case to disable the autoforward feature, namely to keep sensitive mail going out to stuff like hotmail/yahoo etc. > >i suspect the counter argument from our exchange team will be well why bother, as technically a user could just forward the email any way, regardless of its done automatically or if its manually forwarded by the user. > >has anyone a view on why bother disabling autoformat. please keep answers in laymans terms for a non exchange person Auto forwarding exposes data through "unconcious disclosure". You stop that by preventing auto-forwarded messages from leaving the organization. If you have a policy that forbids forwarding message to external e-mail systems and some is willingly vioating the policy then it's no longer an unconcious act and it's actionable (suspension, termination, public flogging, etc.). --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    >--- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    >
    >Thanks again Rich.
    >
    >Can you allow for internal autoforwarding but prevent external autoforwarding?
     
    Yes. In fact you can't prevent the internal auto-forwarding.
     
    >Exchange 2003. If you migrate from ex2003 to ex2010 with autoforwarding permitted, will it still be permitted in 2010?
     
    I believe so. It should take your information from E2K3 and use it to
    create the "Remote Domains".
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    • Marked as answer by Jerome Xiong Tuesday, May 31, 2011 5:46 AM
    Thursday, May 26, 2011 1:35 AM
  • Hi,

     

     

     

    You could follow this article to disable /enable auto forward message to internet.

    Allow Automatic Forwarding/Replying to the Internet

    Please make sure you didn’t ticket the option: allow automatic forward.

     

    Why we want to disable auto forward to internet?

    Microsoft gave such an explanation:

    After the messages leave the protection of your corporate network, they can be diverted or intercepted by unintended recipients.

    Automatically forward messages to another e-mail account

     

    Disable auto forward could also avoid mail loop.


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    • Marked as answer by Jerome Xiong Tuesday, May 31, 2011 5:46 AM
    Thursday, May 26, 2011 6:43 AM

All replies

  • On Tue, 24 May 2011 17:52:11 +0000, cf090 wrote:
     
    >im trying to put forward a case to disable the autoforward feature, namely to keep sensitive mail going out to stuff like hotmail/yahoo etc.
    >
    >i suspect the counter argument from our exchange team will be well why bother, as technically a user could just forward the email any way, regardless of its done automatically or if its manually forwarded by the user.
    >
    >has anyone a view on why bother disabling autoformat. please keep answers in laymans terms for a non exchange person
     
    Auto forwarding exposes data through "unconcious disclosure". You stop
    that by preventing auto-forwarded messages from leaving the
    organization. If you have a policy that forbids forwarding message to
    external e-mail systems and some is willingly vioating the policy then
    it's no longer an unconcious act and it's actionable (suspension,
    termination, public flogging, etc.).
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    Wednesday, May 25, 2011 1:29 AM
  • On Tue, 24 May 2011 17:52:11 +0000, cf090 wrote:
     
    >im trying to put forward a case to disable the autoforward feature, namely to keep sensitive mail going out to stuff like hotmail/yahoo etc.
    >
    >i suspect the counter argument from our exchange team will be well why bother, as technically a user could just forward the email any way, regardless of its done automatically or if its manually forwarded by the user.
    >
    >has anyone a view on why bother disabling autoformat. please keep answers in laymans terms for a non exchange person
     
    Auto forwarding exposes data through "unconcious disclosure". You stop
    that by preventing auto-forwarded messages from leaving the
    organization. If you have a policy that forbids forwarding message to
    external e-mail systems and some is willingly vioating the policy then
    it's no longer an unconcious act and it's actionable (suspension,
    termination, public flogging, etc.).
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP


    Thanks again Rich.

    Can you allow for internal autoforwarding but prevent external autoforwarding?

    Exchange 2003. If you migrate from ex2003 to ex2010 with autoforwarding permitted, will it still be permitted in 2010?

    Wednesday, May 25, 2011 7:50 AM
  • On Wed, 25 May 2011 07:50:35 +0000, cf090 wrote:
     
    >On Tue, 24 May 2011 17:52:11 +0000, cf090 wrote: >im trying to put forward a case to disable the autoforward feature, namely to keep sensitive mail going out to stuff like hotmail/yahoo etc. > >i suspect the counter argument from our exchange team will be well why bother, as technically a user could just forward the email any way, regardless of its done automatically or if its manually forwarded by the user. > >has anyone a view on why bother disabling autoformat. please keep answers in laymans terms for a non exchange person Auto forwarding exposes data through "unconcious disclosure". You stop that by preventing auto-forwarded messages from leaving the organization. If you have a policy that forbids forwarding message to external e-mail systems and some is willingly vioating the policy then it's no longer an unconcious act and it's actionable (suspension, termination, public flogging, etc.). --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    >--- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    >
    >Thanks again Rich.
    >
    >Can you allow for internal autoforwarding but prevent external autoforwarding?
     
    Yes. In fact you can't prevent the internal auto-forwarding.
     
    >Exchange 2003. If you migrate from ex2003 to ex2010 with autoforwarding permitted, will it still be permitted in 2010?
     
    I believe so. It should take your information from E2K3 and use it to
    create the "Remote Domains".
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    • Marked as answer by Jerome Xiong Tuesday, May 31, 2011 5:46 AM
    Thursday, May 26, 2011 1:35 AM
  • Hi,

     

     

     

    You could follow this article to disable /enable auto forward message to internet.

    Allow Automatic Forwarding/Replying to the Internet

    Please make sure you didn’t ticket the option: allow automatic forward.

     

    Why we want to disable auto forward to internet?

    Microsoft gave such an explanation:

    After the messages leave the protection of your corporate network, they can be diverted or intercepted by unintended recipients.

    Automatically forward messages to another e-mail account

     

    Disable auto forward could also avoid mail loop.


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    • Marked as answer by Jerome Xiong Tuesday, May 31, 2011 5:46 AM
    Thursday, May 26, 2011 6:43 AM