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How to strip email attachments from Exchange NDR failure notifications

If Exchange non-delivery reports are delivered with the original emails attachments, user mailboxes will fill up quickly and performance problems will ensue. Learn how you can strip email attachments from Exchange NDR failure notifications to prevent these issues.

When any user using our Exchange 2000 server sends an email with an attachment to an invalid address, they receive an email failure notification (NDR) containing the same email attachment. I don't want to receive return attachments if the email address is invalid, since they fill up user mailboxes. How can I avoid this?
You'll want to have a look at Microsoft Knowledge Base Article308303:" Option to strip attachments for messages that generate an NDR."

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