We are running Exchange Server 2000, and as a security policy, only certain users are permitted internet mail. Those that do NOT require internet mail have email addresses in the form "email@example.com" and those that do have internet email have the address "firstname.lastname@example.org" .
We want to use OWA internally, however when a user has a .local extension on their smtp address, they are not able to access their email through OWA. The authentication doesn't seem to recognize them as members of our domain.
Any tips on either:
a: another workaround policy for not allowing certain users internet email so they keep their .com extension,
b: a workaround for allowing them to log in to OWA while they have a .local extension
Thanks in advance!