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Distribution List - Undeliverable

I have created some distribution list. When I try to send an email to one of
these list, the List name appears in the to: address section, it is in bold
and has the + sign next to it. If you click on the + sign it shows all of
the addresses in the list. When I send the email I get an undeliverable
email back that states: (I set up a test group to try and resolve the problem)

Your message did not reach some or all of the intended recipients.

Subject: Just a test
Sent: 3/7/2010 10:49 AM

The following recipient(s) cannot be reached:

'Test Group' on 3/7/2010 10:49 AM
Invalid recipient

Does anyone have any idea how to correct this problem. All help is
appreciated.


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Does anyone else receive a list of Undeliverables when using an internal distribution list that's supposed to target All Staff?  I'm not completely sure how our distribution list is set up, but I find that it tells senders that certain people are undeliverable.  These are mostly users that aren't here anymore, but a few that are (including myself...yet I receive them.)  The list of undeliverables is different for different senders.  I receive one with 12 names on it, yet 5 of them are actually valid (and I'm one of the valid people listed.)  I've checked the addresses and they're correct.

Just curious.  Not life threatening! 

I have been at this for a long time and really need some direction here.

I work IT for a large company that uses Outlook 2007 on windows 7 32bit. I've been given the task of cleaning up all of the undeliverable kickbacks we get from templates that we send out daily.

These templates include distribution lists on them as well as people. When looking at the undeliverable email I try to find these people in the gal to see what distribution list they are on.... they are not listed in the gal anywhere. And I also can't find them on the distribution list (ok well there are distribution lists within distribution lists within distribution lists) so I haven't dug all the way through for some of these people. This method is unreasonable and would take way too long.

Why are these people still getting emails when I can't find them anywhere in the GAL? Is there any other way of going about finding out what lists these people are on so I can contact the distribution list owner?

Any suggestions, I'm at a wall and my wits ends here!

I have created some distribution list. When I try to send an email to one of
these list, the List name appears in the to: address section, it is in bold
and has the + sign next to it. If you click on the + sign it shows all of
the addresses in the list. When I send the email I get an undeliverable
email back that states: (I set up a test group to try and resolve the problem)

Your message did not reach some or all of the intended recipients.

Subject: Just a test
Sent: 3/7/2010 10:49 AM

The following recipient(s) cannot be reached:

'Test Group' on 3/7/2010 10:49 AM
Invalid recipient

Does anyone have any idea how to correct this problem. All help is
appreciated.

because I have 452 names on it. Says I have toomany recipients, send morein a
second session.

How many names are allowed in a distribution list?

I have a query based Distribution list to mail all mail enabled users, which works very well, however everytime we use this list we get an undeliverable message for a specific user.

The NDR gives the email address used rather than the display name of the user and when you try to find that address on the system it cannot find any trace of it. I have even managed to attach the email address to my exchange account which if the address was still on the system would fail.

What I want to try and do, but don't know how is to replicate the Query Exchange 2K3 is using to build the DL and try and find out where it is picking this address up from. I can only presume there is something on one of our GC's that is causing this but I'm not sure how I can find out which GC the Exchange server is querying and how to replicate the query on the GC so I can find and remove the rogue address.

Our users are apart of quite a number of distribution lists. Whenever an employee is let go or quits, we disable their account. However, for some reason the Distribution Lists still have the user listed, and then the sender to the list gets a notice back of undeliverable email.

One of my team members is looking into a 3rd party software to fix this, but we never had this problem when using 5.5 and I thought the whole point of AD and Exchange 2k was that this would be streamlined.

What step are we missing?

Thanks,
Rick

[ August 11, 2003, 09:28 PM: Message edited by: RickW ]

My client is getting some bounce backs from a couple of adresses is this my end or the recipents mail server?

Any information on this would be great.

From: Microsoft Exchange
Sent: 13 April 2010 10:54
To: Nilufer
Subject: Undeliverable: FW: Tesco Penistone

Delivery has failed to these recipients or distribution lists:

Neil Howarth
Your message wasn't delivered because of security policies. Microsoft Exchange will not try to redeliver this message for you. Please provide the following diagnostic text to your system administrator.

The following organization rejected your message: dal04.mx.dnspark.net.

_____
Sent by Microsoft Exchange Server 2007

Diagnostic information for administrators:

Generating server: gcexchange.gcontrol.local

NeilHowarth@smithsmalley.co.uk
dal04.mx.dnspark.net #554 5.7.1 : Relay access denied ##

Original message headers:

Received: from gcexchange.gcontrol.local ([192.168.1.6]) by
gcexchange.gcontrol.local ([192.168.1.6]) with mapi; Tue, 13 Apr 2010
10:32:26 +0100
From: Nilufer
To: Neil Howarth
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2010 10:32:22 +0100
Subject: FW: Tesco Penistone
Thread-Topic: Tesco Penistone
Thread-Index: Acp/Nnz+skqSFq1YQX2qV6V/+aYeBhGuwgAwASdt5TAEFzmY4A==
Message-ID:
Accept-Language: en-US, en-GB
Content-Language: en-US
X-MS-Has-Attach: yes
X-MS-TNEF-Correlator:
acceptlanguage: en-US, en-GB
Content-Type: multipart/mixed;
boundary="_004_4097CB62EA1E3D4A95D28CBC8A44F10240893B1150gcexchangegco_"
MIME-Version: 1.0

Hi,
I have Exchange 2007 just one box, eversince i upgraded to SP1 my users are getting lot of "undeliverable" messages from different domains. this is one of the sample,

Delivery has failed to these recipients or distribution lists:

Ben Ferguson
An error occurred while trying to deliver this message to the recipient's e-mail address. Microsoft Exchange will not try to redeliver this message for you. Please try resending this message, or provide the following diagnostic text to your system administrator.

The following organization rejected your message: bendonpub.com.

somebody please help i dont know what is the problem.
Thank you
Chris

Running Exchange 5.5 SP3. We have two employees off-site that we have custom recipients in the GAL for. All mailboxes/CR's in the GAL just have SMTP and X.400 addresses. We have a TEST distribution list that includes at least two mailboxes and we want to have include two custom recipients.If we add both, mail is either delivered incorrectly or is undeliverable.Even as I write this posting, the Custom Recipients are now individually bouncing.BUT, the emails are going through sometimes. I'm MCSE (with Exchange 5.5) and so is my coworker working on this. We've hunted the NTFAQ.com site, this site and (of course) the KB. No signs of help. Anyone? Please: JVyska@ceservices.com and/or MVentrone@ceservices.com

Hi,

I have a Distribution list that people sends to it from externally.  Recently that email address has been SPAMmed and I want to remove the SMTP address.  When I did that, no one internally can send to it.  I get undeliverables when trying to send it thru the GAL in Outlook.

I thought Distribution Lists can work without SMTP addresses if used internally by users.  Why would I need to have an SMTP address to get it to work?

TIA

Tom

We recently had our 5.5 server crash. After restoring everything from a backup, everything seems to be working except the distribution lists. They show up in the Global Address list and sending messages to them seems to work fine (i.e. no undeliverables) however the members of the DLs never receive the messages. They just go off into never-neverland. Any ideas? We've created new test lists with the same results.

I have been having a terrible time with this!!! I want to have a"generic"
(training@) email address that will go two people who already have email
addresses corresponding to their usernames (user1@ - user2@). I also want
them to be able to send out emails appearing as though it has been sent from
training@.

I thought this was going to be an easy task. I created a distribution list
with them as members and added each user in the Security permissions tab to
"Send as" (and even full rights). I also added myself (as both member and
in permissions for testing) and tried to send an email to me with Training@
in the From field but always get the undeliverable message "You do not have
permission to send to this recipient".

Messages has been set to accept from everyone in the Exchange General tab of
Training's properties. I have even restarted the information store after
making changes (as I read somewhere while researching this prob). Also
tried with Security group rather than Distribution.

I noticed an earlier post where it was recommended that it should be set as
a public folder b/c Distribution lists can't "Send as" - although that was
refuted in the same thread. Is this the way to go (and how would I go about
setting this up)?

HELP - how can I accomplish what I described in the opening para???? Or
what silly mistake am I make when trying to get Send as working in DL

Many thanks in advance!!!!

Stephen

International Diabetes Institute

Here's a quick rundown about the situation:

They have and exchange server that they use for calendaring and e-mail. They also use an external e-mail provider (linked to their webhost). All client PCs are using Outlook and connect to the external mail server as well as the exchange server. Incoming and outgoing e-mail work fine, if the exchange server sees an address it doesn't recognize it properly forwards it on to the ISP's DNS servers.

The external ISP e-mail server has ~10 distribution lists on it that I need to handle on the exchange server, as it appears they are not working right now. No undeliverable mail messages come back, but the recipients don't receive the mail. Basically I need to re-create these distribution lists and give everyone in the domain access to send e-mail to them. We have a few distribution lists that work fine, but these include ONLY local e-mails (thus handled completely by the exchange server). The lists that don't work include outside e-mail addresses (ie. joe@company.com, @aol.com, @hotmail.com ...) I can't add these types of e-mails to the distribution list. I have tried to create a public folder and place the lists in there, and that works fine, but You can't access that from the address book, and if you double click it brings up the Properties page (which would be sure to confuse people). Trying to add a list to the GAL, I again encountered that you can only use internal e-mails.

From what I've read here, is it correct to assume I need to create a 'Contact' in AD Users and Computers for each individual, then add the appropriate 'Contacts' to the each individual list. Thanks in advance!

Cheers!
Dave

Hi,
I have Exchange 2007 just one box, eversince i upgraded to SP1 my users are getting lot of "undeliverable" messages from different domains. this is one of the sample,

Delivery has failed to these recipients or distribution lists:

Ben Ferguson
An error occurred while trying to deliver this message to the recipient's e-mail address. Microsoft Exchange will not try to redeliver this message for you. Please try resending this message, or provide the following diagnostic text to your system administrator.

The following organization rejected your message: bendonpub.com.

somebody please help i dont know what is the problem.
Thank you
Chris

In Outlook 2003, I have a distribution list which appears to send OK (no
error, or undeliverable messages received back) but the receipients get
nothing at their end. If I pick the same addresses individually, the email
is delivered and received OK.

In Outlook 2007, I have distrubtion list (call it list A), that contains
individuals email address and another distribution list (call it list B).

When I try and send an email with List A in the TO: field, the individual
emails in list A are sent but list B is returned as undeliverable.

This was not a problem in Outlook 2003.

Here is the actual message in the "Undeliverable email", EngCtrl is list B:

The following recipient(s) cannot be reached:
'EngCtrl' on 3/27/2007 9:00 AM
None of your e-mail accounts could send to this recipient.

I have set up a Distribution List in Outlook, but despite the fact I have
saved it and it appears in my address book, when I send an email to it,
nobody in the group receives it. I get an undeliverable message saying one
or more recipients did not receive it. Can anyone explain why?

Hello,

One of my users regularly sends out meeting requests to Senior Managers, and
Support Staff. A member of the support staff left a few months ago and their
user account was removed from AD. Their mails are not forwarded to another
user.

When my user sends a meeting request now using his distribution list, he
gets an undeliverable from the ex staff member. He has deleted the
distribution list and recreated it, but still gets the undeliverable.

I have checked all the relevant email addresses in AD, but cannot locate the
ex staff member.

We use MS Outlook 2003, SP2, on Windows server 2003

Any help is appreciated,

Regards,
Charlotte

We're using Outlook 2007 on the Exchange Server 2003

Trying to share distribution list from one pc to another. When we open the
DL, click the SEND then In Outlook Format. Sends to the other person in an
e-mail - we then open and save to contacts on the new PC. But when trying to
actually send a message to the DL from the new PC - it will not deliver.
Says message is undeliverable. it appears like it is looking for the
individual contact and not just pulling the address from the DL. We don't
want to share the entire contact folder - just the DL.

I am running Exchange 2003 and have a user who is running outlook 2007.

She has a distribution list in her contacts that include exchange
distribution lists as well as distribution lists that she created in her
contacts. When she sends a message to this distribution list, all lists
that are in her contacts come back undeliverable with an unknown e-mail
address.

It worked fine in Outlook 2003.

I verified that the local distribution lists work fine when sent to by
themselves. Has anyone run across this before?

I am running Exchange 2003 and have a user who is running outlook 2007.

She has a distribution list in her contacts that include exchange
distribution lists as well as distribution lists that she created in her
contacts. When she sends a message to this distribution list, all lists
that are in her contacts come back undeliverable with an unknown e-mail
address.

It worked fine in Outlook 2003.

I verified that the local distribution lists work fine when sent to by
themselves. Has anyone run across this before?

I am running Exchange 2003 and have a user who is running outlook 2007.

She has a distribution list in her contacts that include exchange
distribution lists as well as distribution lists that she created in her
contacts. When she sends a message to this distribution list, all lists
that are in her contacts come back undeliverable with an unknown e-mail
address.

It worked fine in Outlook 2003.

I verified that the local distribution lists work fine when sent to by
themselves. Has anyone run across this before?

We're using Outlook 2007 on the Exchange Server 2003

Trying to share distribution list from one pc to another. When we open the
DL, click the SEND then In Outlook Format. Sends to the other person in an
e-mail - we then open and save to contacts on the new PC. But when trying to
actually send a message to the DL from the new PC - it will not deliver.
Says message is undeliverable. it appears like it is looking for the
individual contact and not just pulling the address from the DL. We don't
want to share the entire contact folder - just the DL.


hi,

I’m having outlook 2002 in Windows XP platform.Mail sent to distribution list not delivered to anyone. There is no response on other end and not getting any undeliverable mail. My distribution list has 80 contacts. My colleague has the same distribution list which receiving mail sent by him. He is also having same system settings asi have. I couldn’t get any solution from outlook help. Pls Share your suggestion!


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