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Email to one domain stuck in que

We have 2 companies (in different locations), abc.com & xyz.com that had their mail hosted one server.
We got  an exchange server & put abc.com on it & left xyz.com on old server & moved to other office.
When trying to send from abc to xyz, the mail gets stuck in the que.
I'm assuming this was DNS related, as when I pinged mail.xyz.com I would get a 172.32.1.x address (both company's dns servers replicated between them).
I finally added the public ip of mail.xyz.com to the hosts file on abc's exchange server & the correct address is shown when pinging.
The que they were in shows as "Messages with an unreachable destination"
Now, how can I get the stuck mail to go?
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mikey117
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SembeeCommented:
Take out the hosts file entry.
Configure an SMTP Connector on both servers for the other domain. Set a smart host to the IP address of the other Exchange server. On the address space tab, remove the * and enter the domain the other server is responsible for.
Repeat on the other server.

Simon.
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mikey117Author Commented:
Server at xyz isn't an exchange server - it's an Imail (by Ipswitch).
Mail will come from xyz to abc.
I Configured he SMTP connector on Exchange server  as you said & all is well.
Thanks, again-
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