Odd Exchange Server Setup SMTP mail will not deliver to local domain through SMTP virtual server

I have a bit of an odd setup at one client.  When I setup the SBS, they didn't want to use the exchange server as they had existing POP mail that they are happy with.  Recently, I setup and enabled the Exchange server just for calendaring so they could share some calendar info.  Because of this, each user has two accounts setup in their Outlook 2003 client: 1) Exchange Server to access Calendar and 2) Internet POP account to get mail which is their default account.  This seems to work okay.  With the last user, I decided to get creative, so I set them up with an exchange account only and use the POP3 connector to download their mail.  This works except when she tries to send mail to a local user.  If she does, she almost instantly gets a message:
****Begin Quote****
Your message did not reach some or all of the intended recipients.

      Subject:      test
      Sent:      6/8/2006 1:14 PM

The following recipient(s) could not be reached:

      jamesk@mydomain.com on 6/8/2006 1:14 PM
            The e-mail account does not exist at the organization this message was sent to.  Check the e-mail address, or contact the recipient directly to find out the correct address.
            <mydomain.com #5.1.1>
****End Quote****

My assumption is that the mail server is saying, "Oh, that's internal, so I won't go through the SMTP virutual server."  Is their a way to force all Internet messages to go through the SMTP Virtual Server?  Or am I way off base and something else is going on?

Thanks,

Jeffery Smith
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SembeeCommented:
You shouldn't try and use two servers for the same email domain. It causes nothing but problems.
Ideally Exchange should be used for everything. It is a bit over the top for calendaring only.

Otherwise you are looking at sharing SMTP namespace. There are a number of options for that, which Microsoft have outlined here: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=321721

Simon.
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Stacy SpearPresident/Principal ConsultantCommented:
Custom Recipients will achieve what you need. Create the customs and define in the other accounts that mail will be forwarded to the custom recipients instead. Hope there is not a lot of them because this could be tedious, on the other hand it should be scriptable as well I believe.
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JeffesmiAuthor Commented:
There are only about 10, so it shouldn't be an issue. I've never created a custom recipient before.  Once I look it up in help, I'll give it a shot and tell you if it works.  Thanks.

Jeffery Smith
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Stacy SpearPresident/Principal ConsultantCommented:
A custom recipient is nothing more than a contact. Once you have it in, you can direct your mail with it.
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