Dist List in AD can't forward to external email addresses

here are the steps I took in AD on our Exchange Server:
1. I Created a Contact that contains the external email address
2. I Created a DL that has the newly created Contact as a member. I also put in an internal email address to see if that works.

When I send an email using the DL i get the following error.
The following recipient(s) cannot be reached:

      Men's Ministry External Email Address on 11/2/2006 10:05 AM
            The e-mail address could not be found.  Perhaps the recipient moved to a different e-mail organization, or there was a mistake in the address.  Check the address and try again.
            <david.CBCCROSS.ORG #5.1.0>

I just noticed that the contact I created doesn't show up in any address book and I created it several days ago. The DL does but the contact doesn't
ronfastI.T. DirectorAsked:
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MuchoMachoConnect With a Mentor Commented:

You should probably check Exchange advanced setting on the contact,
and check that "Hide from Exchange address list" has not been selected.

ronfastI.T. DirectorAuthor Commented:
I can see the contact now in my Address book but i still get the the error stated above when i send an email using the DL.
What happens if you send the email directly to the contact,
and not through the DL ?

ronfastI.T. DirectorAuthor Commented:
it works fine
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