Deleted email domain from exchange server 2003

We had an email domain hosted on our Exchange 2003 server. that is now being hosted externally. I deleted it off theserver i.e. Recipient policies. if I send an email to anyone in that domain I receive a bounceback from the local server that the email address does not exist.

How do I resolve this issue?
mail2clkAsked:
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Did you also manually remove traces of the email domain from ALL your users email addresses and Distribution Groups etc?
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mail2clkAuthor Commented:
Yes I removed the email addresses from the individual users and distribution groups.
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Okay - so where are your MX records pointing to?  If one still points to your own server - you will get a bounceback.
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mail2clkAuthor Commented:
Emailing externally from email addresses outside the office works fine. Its just internally I get the bounceback.
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Can you re-run the Connect To The Internet Wizard and when it comes to the Email Domain - enter a made-up domain and then complete the wizard changing nothing but the email domain.

Then check the email addresses for your users and make sure that their existing email address isn't affected, but by the sounds of it, they are not using email on your server, so this shouldn't be a problem.
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mail2clkAuthor Commented:
For some reason emails for this domain is not being routing externally. How can I change this?
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Did you follow the advice in my last comment?
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mail2clkAuthor Commented:
Yes I ran the internet Connection Wizard issue still exist.
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Do you have any SMTP Connectors configured for just this domain that point mail to your own server?
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mail2clkAuthor Commented:
No other connectors are configured.
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Are you choosing recipients from the Drop-Down list that is presented to you when typing in the To: field, or using Contacts, or typing in the address manually?
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mail2clkAuthor Commented:
I am using contacts. I tried on Outlook and from the iPhone.

The server is a SBS 2003 if that helps.
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Can you delete any contact email addresses for a problem recipient, save and close the contact, then add their email address in again, saving and closing, then send that recipient a new email selecting their contact and see what happens.
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mail2clkAuthor Commented:
I have the same problem if i send via owa.
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Okay - time to break out the heavy artillery!

Please download the IIS Tool Kit and run Metabase Explorer and then check your Metabase to see if it still has remains of your domain name listed.

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=17275

You need to look in:

LM> SMTPSVC> 1> Domain

Is your old domain listed there still?
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mail2clkAuthor Commented:
Yes they are listed there.
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Okay - so the domain that is now hosted externally and is not part of your Recipient Policies is still listed?

If it is - please delete it.

Then test sending an email to a user at this domain.
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mail2clkAuthor Commented:
Thanks, it worked I can now email those domains that we previously hosted.
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Excellent - had to be buried in your system somewhere!  Not sure why it wasn't going with the usual methods, but as long as it is solved now, that's what is important.

Alan
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