I have a MS Small Business Server 2003 R2 Standard installation. We have 10 licenses and 20 users. For such reasons and the nature of the business we have setup local AD accounts for only 8 users. There are other 10+ users that are temp and only need email access.
The previous being said, it can be inferred that 8 users have an exchange account and the other 10+ have an email account through web hosting company.
The only problem with email sending is when from an internal exchange account (8 staffs) an email is sent to any of the external (10+ temps) email accounts. These emails are returned back with error stating they are account "email@example.com" cannot be found.
I have tried several approaches (avoiding to have to pay for extra exchange licenses) including smart host, and Outlook client setup on each client to handle email sending through SMTP (which is tedious given it needs to be done on each client)
I would appreciate any assistance in clearing this issue. Is there anyway EXCHANGE can be setup to forward/relay emails with accounts not in AD to the webhost SMTP as when Outlook client is configured?
Thanks in advanced...