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Easiest way to have internal email forwared to an external address

I have a bunch of users who need setup but the client does not want them to login. They just want them to have an email account in exchange 2003, but have any emails that go to these accounts, be forwarded to an external email address. What is the easiest way to accomplish this?
Do I have to setup a account in AD for them or can I just setup a contact for them in AD and assign it to an external address and then when any email comes into exchange, it will forward it onto the external address..
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Shabarinath RamadasanInfrastructure ArchitectCommented:
I think you require a mail enabled object - pointing to the external SMTP.
Keep the NT accoutn disabled if they are not using it.

Good luck
Shaba
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vmichAuthor Commented:
Could you give me more details on what you are refering to?
So setup an account just like I would do for the users that login to the server, except for the ones that will be going to an external address, disable the account in AD once setup
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Shabarinath RamadasanInfrastructure ArchitectCommented:
Yes... Just creat an account. Mail enable it ( Not Mailbox enable).
Point to the external SMTP.

Keep the account disabled as it wont lose any email functionality.

Good luck
Shaba
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endital1097Commented:
you want to create a new contact and add an external smtp address

exchange 2003
open ad user and computers
right click on an OU and select new contact

exchange 2007
open managmenet console
recipients - contacts - new contact
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endital1097Commented:
if they are not logging into the network, you don't want a user account, just a contact
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Shabarinath RamadasanInfrastructure ArchitectCommented:
Just to clarify.

They just want them to have an email account in exchange 2003.

You mean to say that these users must be having an SMTP address of your domain? Or just want to have an entry on the GAL?

Thanks
Shaba
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vmichAuthor Commented:
They want them just to have an email address setup on the domain but have it forward their email to external addreesses. They do not want them to login to the domain.
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endital1097Commented:
i believe you can configure a secondary address with an internal address and it will route
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vmichAuthor Commented:
So all I have to do then is just create a contact for each user and put in their smtp address for the mail to get forwared to, correct?
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endital1097Commented:
do you want messages to forward from external or just internal? you would need to create a disabled user account with a mailbox to forward external mail.
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vmichAuthor Commented:
They just want all of the email to be forwared to the external account.
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endital1097Commented:
then like stated earlier
create a disable user account and mailbox for the account
create a contact with the external email address
modify the mailbox to forward all messages to contact (exchange general - delivery options)
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vmichAuthor Commented:
Solution worked fine setting up a disabled account and then setting it to a contact.
Thanks
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