how to forward Exchange server mail to external mail server

Posted on 2010-09-13
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
How can one automatically forward email from an AD user to an external mail account?
Windows Server 2003, Exchange 6.5
Question by:capestry
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endital1097 earned 166 total points
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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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Akhater earned 167 total points
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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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ID: 33665942
Or allow Allow Automatic Forward in exchange and use the rule in outlook. 
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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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ID: 33666337
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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ID: 33666351
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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sunnyc7 earned 167 total points
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got the answer I needed

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