Exchange 2013 , forward mail for a mailbox to an external SMTP address

Please advise how with the new Exchange 2013 I can forward mail for a user mailbox to an external address?

On my old server I was able to create a 'Contact' item in Exchange 2003 and then use the Delivery Options to Forward to the contact.

With Exchange 2013 I can only see an option to forward to another mailbox within the same organisation.

I found this Help article at Microsoft
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-GB/library/dd351134(v=exchg.150).aspx

Is this the only way?  Is there an easier way?
MchallinorAsked:
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
Set-Mailbox -Identity "Pete Long" -ForwardingAddress "petel@btinternet.net" -DeliverToMailboxAndForward $true
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
You may need to create a 'contact', in Exchange Admin center first
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MchallinorAuthor Commented:
Ok,  I've added the contact.  Just entering the Shell command now....
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MchallinorAuthor Commented:
I get an error back:
Couldn't find object "name@gmail.com". Please make sure it was spelled correctly or specify a different object.

*note "name@gmail.com" is where I put the address of where I wanted the mail forwarded to.
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
Did you create a contact first?

New-MailContact -Name "Pete Long" -ExternalEmailAddress "name@gmail.com" -OrganizationalUnit "THE NAME Of YOUR OU"
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MchallinorAuthor Commented:
Well yes, I created the contact through Exchange Admin Center.
Recipients / Contacts
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
Im confused you can put anythingforward in and it should work
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MchallinorAuthor Commented:
Nope,  for some reason I get this error:
Shell
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MchallinorAuthor Commented:
For reference to others searching this question.

1)  A much easier and controllable solution for Redirection of Email is to use the Rules and Alerts from OWA or the Outlook Client.   I say this because at Exchange Server 2013 has by default made difficult to redirect mail outside of the your domain.  Apparently this is a security feature to prevent spamming or viruses.
2) If you did want to redirect mail within the organisation because a staff member is on maternity leave, extended holiday or left the company then , 2013 Exchange Admin Center makes it easy to forward all mail to another mailbox.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-GB/library/dd351134(v=exchg.150).aspx
3) For External Email addresses like gmail / hotmail or another domain then use Rules and Alerts and be sure to select Redirect and not Forward as the action.
4) Heres the important part :  You need to change the default setting on your Exchange Server 2013 using the following Shell Command

Set-RemoteDomain –AutoForwardEnabled $true
You will be asked for the Identity
You can be specific here and type a domain you will allow AutoForward to, however to make things easy just enter
*
This will allow AutoForwardEnabled to any Remote Domain.

This Shell Command is modifying the Organization / Remote Domains / Default Properties / Message Format Options.

For more information about Set-RemoteDomain
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997857(v=exchg.150).aspx
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MchallinorAuthor Commented:
The solution I found was the easiest to control and answers my question,  " Is this the only way?  Is there an easier way?"

This is a resource to others that have a similar problem or question.
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