HOW TO: Expose original senders and recipients of quarantined messages
Posted by Bharat Suneja at 11:17 AM
Messages arriving in the quarantine mailbox look like NDRs. They appear to be sent from the postmaster address of the default domain. As such, you can't easily see the original sender and recipient's addresses, as shown in the screenshot below:
"How to Recover Quarantined Messages from the Spam Quarantine Mailbox" in the Exchange Server 2007 documentation shows how to use a custom Outlook form to expose the original sender - the doc has code that can be copied to a text editor like Notepad and saved as a custom form (QTNE.CFG), which can be used in Outlook to expose the relevant MAPI property as a field that can be added to the view.
This exposes the original sender, but doesn't expose the original recipient of the message. To expose the recipient, you need to modify the form from the above link and add the relevant MAPI properties.
Download the modified QTNE.CFG file
Download the modified form file and save it in the correct Forms folder for your locale.
For US English, the path is: \Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\Forms\1033. You can find out the locale ID (LCID) for your locale from KB 221435: List of supported locale identifiers in Word..
What was added in my Modified Quarantine Extension Form:
Property02=OriginalRecipientAfter [Property.OriginalSender] section:
Install the form in Microsoft Outlook
1. Tools | Options | Other tab | Advanced Options | Custom Forms | Manage Forms | Install.
2. Navigate to the path where you saved the QTNE.CFG file, and select the file.
3. Click OK a few times till all the dialog boxes are closed. The form is now installed.
Add the fields
With the form installed in Outlook, it's time to make the fields show up!
1. In the Outlook messages pane, right-click the column heading on the top | select Custom.
2. In the Custom View dialog box, click Fields | from the "Select available fields from:" drop-down (which says "Frequently-used fields" by default), select Forms [screenshot].
3. Select the Modified Quarantine Extension Form | click Add
4. In the Show Fields dialog box, select Original Sender and Original Recipient | click Add.
5. Additionally, you can remove unnecessary fields and order the fields the way you want [screenshot of fields I have selected].
Once you're done, the Original Sender and Original Recipient fields are displayed as shown in the screenshot below:
When the message list pane is expanded in Outlook, this is what it looks like.
Exposing these fields makes managing the quarantine mailbox easier.
Update: Adding the Original SCL column
Exchange 2007 SP1 also exposes the original SCL. The Outlook form file (QTNE.cfg) can be updated by adding the following.
- In the [Properties] section:
- After the [Property.OriginalRecipient] section:
You can download the updated QTNE.cfg form or manually updated your own file. Now you can add the Original SCL column.