sbs2008 reports using hosted email

Is there a way to setup the sbs monitoring to use a hosted email account.  we recently setup a hosted email for the users instead of dealing with increasing large mailboxes and backups, but i still want to get my sbs reports each week.  is there a way to configure the reports to use a hosted email for sending them out?
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Cris HannaCommented:
Short answer is no.   You can of course view the reports via the SBS Console.   Or you could have it sent to Hotmail or Yahoo or other pop3 account.
is there a way to configure the reports to use a hosted email for sending them out?

Yes.  The SBS will try to email the reports out through exchange, so depending on your setup you can either have the emails sent out direct by exchange to whatever email address you've specified, or, if this isn't working you'll need to configure Exchange to route outbound email via a 'Smart Host' -

The use of an external email host shouldn't matter a jot to the monitoring and reporting functions.

I think either CH or myself may have misunderstood your intentions though... ?
Cris HannaCommented:
I suspect that his hosted exchange domain is the same as the exchange domain, so if he tries to send the report to his company email address the Exchange server will see the address as one it's responsible for and never send outside to the hosted mailbox
dingdingding!  We have a winner!

I had completely overlooked that Cris, my apologies for doubting you.

I guess the OP could remove that domain from his accepted domains, or send to a 3rd address that auto-forwards to the desired target address...  both rubbish solutions though.

Basically, using SBS with hosted email is a bit crappy, it means you've got this great hulking pile of bits that you're not using.  Do you use any of the SBS features, sharepoint etc?  Or is it a glorified fileserver/DC/NAS?
Jian An LimSolutions ArchitectCommented:
why not change the domain in exchange server  from authoritative to internal relay?
that will definitely jump to the next hop to find where the email will be.

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