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Autoforward email to external address with Outlook 2003/2007 and Exchange 2007

I am running Exchange 2007 and the clients have Outlook 2003 and 2007.  When setting up an Autoforward to an External email address, it fails.  I have created a test Contact and User in AD.  I then made a mailbox for the user and checked the forward to button and inserted the external address.  This used to work in Exchange 2003 but not in 2007.  I'm sure I am missing something.  I have looked on this site, but everything seems to be toward Exchange 2003.    All insight would be appreciated.

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Matthew MillersCommented:
Org configuration > hub transport
Remote domains tab
properties of remote domain
message format tab
You can enable auto forward in there
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wmorrisonAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much.  Works great now.  And the cool thing is that it seems to be working with just the Contact and not having to set up an internal mailbox and then forward from there.  Is that the way 2007 is designed?
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Matthew MillersCommented:
How do you mean? You cannot forward from a contact.
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wmorrisonAuthor Commented:
Well, for a test, I initially set up a mail enabled contact, then set up a mailbox on our domain.  I then set the "Forward to" in that mail box to the created contact.  So after you suggestion I set up my Outlook rule to Autoforward to the Mail Box, which of course forwarded it to the contact.  But for giggles I set up another rule in Outlook to Autoforward to the Mail Enabled Contact, bypassing the domain mail box.  It worked just fine.
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Matthew MillersCommented:
Hmm fair enough, why dont you just do it in AD, bypassing outlook? or do you want to have mutliple forwarders?
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wmorrisonAuthor Commented:
Not really sure how to do it in AD.  With Exchange 2007, none of the Exchange Mail Tabs show on the user properties when in AD Users and Computers on the Domain Controller.  And things are a little different on the Exchange Management Console.  The user in question is using  Outlook to forward a particular e-mail to multiple outside contacts.  I am still getting used to 2007 as well.  If there is a better way to do it, please let me know.
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Matthew MillersCommented:
If you prefer the end users manage the forwarding, just continue the way you are, may be the easiest way.

I hope this answers your question :)
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wmorrisonAuthor Commented:
Oh, absolutely.  I thank you very much for insight and help.
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