troubleshooting Question

Cannot get Out of Office Assistant to work for external emails using POP3 Connectors

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Hi I have recently succesfully installed MS SBS 2003 with Exchange.  The companys emails were going through a 3rd party email host and users were collecting their emails to their outlook clients via POP3.  As some of the staff required some additional features like Out of Office assistant, shared callander I have decided to use the pop3 connecter feature in Exchange 2003.  Some staff have Laptops and don't always be in the office to get their emails.  In that case I have set Exchange to be the Default account and when they are at home with an internet connection to use pop3 to the 3rd party email host.
Everything grand so far until I tested the Out of Office Assistant.  When sending emails internally the Out Of Office reply works fine.  But when I for example sent an email from outside the company, eg. my hotmail account, I do not receive the Out of office reply,... Why is this??  Also just to verify in ESM I have selected the tick box under Internet Message Formats under Default, to allow out of office responses.  Anything else I should try?
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