We were in the process of trying to figure out just what was going on with the OOF feature in Exchange/Outlook as no automatic replies were being sent out at all.
We ran through a number of different steps in the process and eventually came to the conclusion that something was catching them in ExchangeDefender (XD).
Well, since we have been so busy one of the To Do list items on our own end did not get addressed. That is fixing the RSS setup between IE and Outlook on our own systems. Thus we missed the following XD posts:
If we had been paying attention to the XD blog we would have seen the following as noted in the above posts:
Almost all of our clients do not use OOF, nor do we, so to date we had not encountered a “problem” with them not being sent out.
Long story short, use outbound-jr.exchangedefender.com for the Smart Host setting in SBS/Exchange if there is a need to utilize these types of features.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book