I have two Exchange accounts in Outlook 2010, each hosted on a different server. One of them has a server side rule that forwards incoming emails to the other Exchange account.
However every time I start Outlook, it appears to check this rule and modify it. It notices that the email address that emails are forwarded to is for a local Exchange user, and so it changes it from an SMTP address to an Exchange format address
Eg; the original rule forwards it to an SMTP address such as:
When Outlook starts up, it changes it to an address like:
The rule then doesn't work, because this address is not valid for the server that is running the rule.
How I can prevent Outlook from modifying this rule when I open it? Or is there an alternative solution to forwarding the emails?
What I have already considered:
- Forwarding the email to an email address that is not set up in Outlook. This address would then forward it onto the other address. However, this would mean each email is handled by three servers, and cause undesirable delay.
- Separating the email accounts into different profiles. Perhaps Outlook wouldn't modify the rule if the other email account was not set up in the profile which has the rule. However, this would be impractical - I want to be able to quickly access the emails in either account. Also overlay the calendars.