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How can one automatically forward email from an AD user to an external mail account?
Windows Server 2003, Exchange 6.5
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create a contact with the external smtp address
modify the delivery options for the user mailbox to forward to recipient and select the contact
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In Active Directory users and computers create a contact and then mail enable it right click exchange tasks mail enable  and assignt to it the external email address

then go to the user properties in ADUC delivery options and forward his mailbox to the just created contact, you can check "deliver to both" checkbox if needed
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Or allow Allow Automatic Forward in exchange and use the rule in outlook.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/317652 
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the auto forward rule in outlook would also require you to enable this within system manager delivery options
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The less obvious way is to create a rule on the client side (using Outlook) to forward EVERY email that comes in to be redirected or forwarded to the external email account.  
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outlook side rules will show the email actually as FW:.....

the one on the exchange side will just send the email as it is received
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capestry:
are you satisfied with the options provided - or you have some other questions in this regard ?
Please update the case.

thanks
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got the answer I needed
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