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Multiple Sites - Individual site SMTP sending? - Exchange 2007

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I have a situation where there are 2 sites some distance apart from each other, the main site which has the original Ex2007 server has lost its internet connection.

The 2nd site which was added later, is currently trying to send all internet bound emails through the main site server versus directly outbound.  Is there anyway I can get the 2nd site server to send direct without having to relay through the main site?
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On the secons site server, check the properties of the send connector in the hub transport and make sure that there is no smart host under the network tab.
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There are 2 smart hosts listed, 1 being on the main site, the other being on the 2nd site, so in theory I'd expect it to try the 2nd site smart host?
If you want it to send directly to the internet, remove them all, or if you want it to send through the site that is up and running, then leave that one and remove the one that is down.
I was sending them through the perimeter firewall for handling, I've left it set for a short while with only the 2nd site firewall listed, however it still has listed all items in the queue for default-first-site-name (i.e. to the main site).

Any suggestions?
Try to Force the connection
No luck, have tried that already
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Has been.. still trying to send to the main site server versus trying a routing out to the perimeter firewall at the 2nd site.
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Thanks isaman.. that's worked in part, however the messages have not moved to the new queue and still wants to send them to the main server - any suggestions on that?
Actually your previous advice worked there, another reboot solved this!  Thanks for your help!
Superb, clear advice from isaman, much appreciated for your efforts!