Mail redirection without contact? Since when does this work and what is the technical background?

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Hey guys,


I was used to having to create a contact to be able to redirect mails to external contacts. I would do this in the Exchange Control Panel.




I just noticed that in the user settings in the Admin Center I could simply enter an external mail address and this would work.




Since when is this possible? And how does this work? Is this setting reflected somewhere in the ECP?





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best response confirmed by Daniel Niccoli (Regular Contributor)

Within the UI you used to need to pick an entry from the GAL; using PowerShell you could always do something like Set-Mailbox -Identity ID -DeliverToMailboxAndForward $true -ForwardingSMTPAddress, provided global AutoForward setting was enabled (by default Set-RemoteDomain Default -AutoForwardEnabled $true, or for a specific domain to allow forwarding to)