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How to prevent messages from sending to Exchange accounts

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We're currently running Exchange Server 2003 for calendaring purposes and email storage.  By email storage, I mean that it is simply storing messages from another pop account configured on the outlook client.  Thus we use it as a backup and recovery for email.  We are not using exchange server as a mail server.

Now for the problem.  We have several users using Outlook for their calendaring via exchange server, but using a separate email client to check their mail.  The problem we're running into is when a user using Outlook on Exchange sends a message to someone within the GAL on Exchange, the message is going to that person's Exchange Inbox immediately.  Thus they never see it because they use a different email client to check mail.

The way Exchange is currently configured, if Outlook is not open for calendar purposes, that user can still get that message from another email client as I have a forwarder setup.  However, when Outlook is open it is delivered immediately to their Outlook Inbox and the forwarder never comes into play.

I was wondering if there is a way to prevent messages from automatically going into someone's Outlook Inbox when another user inadvertently sends to that exchange account?  I want someone to have to manually perform a send/receive or check mail to get that message.  Or is there a way to forward all exchange account messages to another smtp server "before" it goes into their Inbox?

Thanks in advance for your help!
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