We have a mature Notes environment (6.5.4) in our multi-site organization. Our individual site, being very MS centric, required the use of exchange server (2003 (SP2)). Email sent to our users from outside our organization are sent to a domino server at the bridgehead (per the MX record) then is routed to the exchange server per the domino person document which notes a foreign domain. and uses the connector to manage both messages and directory syncronization. Our users use outlook 2003 and see external incoming smtp messages as appended with the @Notes Domain after the actual address. Can I use SMTP to pass messages between the local domino Server and the local Exchange server while maintaining the connector for directory syncronization (that does a nice job) OR is there a better way to strip these connector appensions? Other than this weirdness, the connector is working beautifully.