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#116735 8-May-2013 11:32
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Hi all,

I'm looking for recommendations for hosted Exchange providers in NZ. I have a client that is looking to move to a hosted Exchange environment, and although I would normally recommend using Office 365, this particular client has a definite requirement for a catch-all (wildcard) email address. Also, Google Apps isn't an option - needs to be Exchange.


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  #820411 16-May-2013 07:35
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I thought you could have a rule with O365 that if it doesn't match any address it goes to a catch all?

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  #820651 16-May-2013 15:41
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The local gold certified microsoft partners like: OneNet, Intergen, Datacom all seem to provide reputable hosted exchange services.

It will be expensive....


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  #820710 16-May-2013 17:55
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bigal_nz: I thought you could have a rule with O365 that if it doesn't match any address it goes to a catch all?

I still don't think you can as their spam filter uses recipient filtering to reject messages that are sent to non-exist mailboxes.
No way to get around it.


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  #820718 16-May-2013 18:26
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I found a workaround that will let me use Office 365 for this client. I checked out many of the local providers and wasn't impressed with any of them.

I figured out a solution for the catchall address with the help of the excellent phone support that Microsoft provides. In Office 365 you can change a domain to "Shared" mode, and in this mode Office 365 can be configured to send any unrecognised emails onto another email server. So now I just need a second server that can accept all emails and drop it into a single mailbox. I'll probably use Google Apps for this.

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  #820730 16-May-2013 18:44
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Try Windows Live domain admin center. It's also free.

Do whatever you want to do man.



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  #820746 16-May-2013 18:58
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billgates: Try Windows Live domain admin center. It's also free.

That may be free but it's certainly not easy to use.

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