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All our email is handled by an outside provider. We use Outlook configured for pop accounts to send/recieve mail. The outside provider uses our domain name, we'll call it ourcompany.com and our email addresses are all <xxx>@ourcompany.com. We share the domain name space on our local network where we have an Exchange 2003 server used only for a few critical users to allow calendar sharing and mail store but not for sending/receiving mail.
How should the Exchange server be configed in this scenario to avoid ndr's? As in MS article 319759? Should Outlook for these few users on Exchange still have a pop account configured?
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Configure Exchange as if it was dealing with all of your email. Configure all user accounts etc.
Then setup an SMTP Connector to route email through your outside providers SMTP server.
http://www.amset.info/exchange/smtp-connector.asp

Outlook, when configured to connect to an Exchange server, will attempt to use Exchange for all email. So if you configure the server correctly, any email that does slip through Exchange will get delivered.

Have to say that Exchange is a very expensive calendar sharing product.

Simon.
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Setup smtp connector and all seems to be working fine.
Exchange is an expensive calendaring tool but my client already had the server and Exchange s/w (school system - deep discount) and will hopefully at some point utilize more of the functionality available to them
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