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Moving Exchange 2003 email domains Offsite

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here is the dilemna i have 5 domains all hosted on one server. 1 domain is staying we will say "domain1" the other 4 are moved offsite.
here is the issue everyone email is working wonderfully form the outside in. but if any one in "domain1" emails the other 4 domains it delivers it locally instead of to the new server. (i dont own the offsite server) it wont go to the internet cause it thinks the domains are still here. i have to leave a copy here for historical purposes. so how do i get domain 1 to think they are not local. please help kinda critical.
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you need to update your recipient policy and remove the check for "this exchange organization is responsible..."
then you need to create an SMTP connector for the address space of your domain(s) and set it to use a smart host (their smtp server)
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In the recipient policy under default policy i have removed the checks and updated the policy.
didnt do the smart host trying that now.
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you need to create a unique smtp connector under your routing group
not just the smtp virtual server
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Currently i have one connector with the address space of * to foward outbound mail to my spam filter.
The connector scope is entire organization.
so make sure im correct i will change the address space to "domain1" and leave connector scope entire organization.
and create a new routing group change the address space to "domain2, domain3" etc. leave connector scope entire organization
change the foward to smarthost to the mail server where they reside now. "xxxx.whatever.com"
sound write.
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you will create a new smtp connector with the address space of "domain1","domain2",etc
use the smarthost to forward

you don't want to touch the existing
exchange will see the domain specific address space and use that over the *
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I created the routing group under routing groups do i need to create a new virtual server as well
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you don't need a new routing group
under the connectors for the routing group add a new smtp connector
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ok so i assume im going to have two connectors due the fact that "domain1" and "domain2, 3" etc have a diffrent smarthost.
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Yes you would need 2
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This is not working i have exhausted trying to do this with a connector. any other ideas.
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make sure you default smtp virtual server is not using a smart host
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It is blank. I just verified this.
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are there still mailbox object locally with the email address?
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mailbox object?
locally, yes they still have a exchange mailbox. for historical purposes. that is what im trying to bypass in order to send out and look for their new server.
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it will always attempt locally delivery when the email address exists locally
you need to either delete the mailboxes or email addresses associated with th mailboxes
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If i delete their mailbox they lose their mail. (right)
I cannot delete their email address because the "email Address Tab" in axchange requires at least one email. I tried putting a diffrent domain and making it primary. deleting their e-mail address and it still delived it.
Im really trying to avoid exporting to .PST files.
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where does their mailbox reside? in your site or at the remote site?
or better question, where should their mail be delivered?

i'm starting to get confused
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