Thursday 9 April 2009

SBS 2008 – Reply-To Address Error After Applying Exchange 2007 Rollup 7

We have run into a strange issue after applying Rollup 7 last night to one of our SBS 2008 servers.

In this case, there are customized recipient policies to hand out return addresses based on the Custom Attribute 1 field’s entry. There are multiple e-mail domains on this particular SBS box.

Somehow, last night’s update has choked the return e-mail address stamp that comes on any e-mail sent by those with that custom attribute set!

The reply to address looks like this:

When we do a message tracking trace on for the user, the results show the Return Path as it should be, yet the above is on any e-mail they send out.

We have not yet applied Exchange 2007 Rollup 7 for SP1 to any of our other SBS 2008 boxes yet. It seems that default SBS 2008 installations should take the update with no issues as there has been very little feedback indicating otherwise.

More to come on the problem …

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

*All Mac on SBS posts will not be written on a Mac until we replace our now missing iMac! (previous blog post)

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