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forward email to pop3

I have an SBS 2003 server setup and email is working happily within the domain. There are a couple of remote sites with users that don't connect to the domain but can use OWA to check emails. These users don't like the lag time involved with attaching photos to emails while using OWA. they want to use Outlook Express to send/recieve email "like they used to do it".
We still have 3rd party email addresses at our ISP that we can use and these are currently configured in OE on all the required users PCs.
I want to forward the users' domain emails to the external ISPs pop3 mailboxes so that OE can then retreive them.
Is there a way to do this from the server or do I have to logon each user and set up a rule in the users' Outlook accounts?

Any ideas would be much appreciated.
Regards,
Greg
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oops, yes general as per peakpeak...
Vinod_SL

You can configure POP3 access for these accounts on your SBS server and use oE for sending and recieving mails.

Else, you can go to auser account properties -> excahnge general -> delivery options ->forwarding address, here give the ISP's email address.
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Peakpeak,
This looks like it should work, but when I try to add the external email address (eg. user@isp.com) it gives an error, telling me that it can't find the object - I think it wants the email address to be from within the local domain.
Debuggerau,
I think to solve the above problem I have to "create a contact in AD, then forward that users account" as you suggest. I have tried this also with no success. I am runing Small Business Server 2003, and have heard so many times to ALWAYS use the wizards to do stuff, rather than doing it manually, because the wizards do it properly and completely. So I used the Add User wizard, to add a new user and tried to give it an external email address - it wouldn't let me. So I let it finish and then went back into the new user's properties and edited the email address (it had defaulted to being a domain email account). When I changed the address to the external address it seemed to accept it and it had stayed on the changed address when I went straight back in and checked it. But it still didn't work, so I went back in again a few minutes later and it had reverted to the domain address.
Any more ideas?
Greg
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