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Alias and IIS OWA

By dhoppel ·
2 questions here. First, how do I set a mailbox to forward to an external address? I must be overlooking something cause I've tried everything I can think of. Second, my internal OWA works fine, but for my laptops when they're off site the cann't connect to the server. DNS resolves the name correctly, and both http and https ports are open, is there something I'm missing?
Thanks much everyone.

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by BFilmFan In reply to Alias and IIS OWA

You would need to modify the recipient policy for the user to send the mail to the foreign mail system.

Details here on how to modify this policy:;en-us;249299&sd=tech and here

I am assuming that you are using Exchange 2000 or 2003.

There are a number of good "how to" articles here for configuration tips:

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by Omnicef In reply to Alias and IIS OWA

To redirect Exchange 2000 email to an external address, perform the following steps:

Start the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in (go to Start, Programs, Administrative Tools, and click "Active Directory Users and Computers").
Right-click inside the Users folder (or the Domain Controllers folder, if you use organizational units--OUs) and select New, Contact.
Provide a name for the contact and click Next. (For this name, I prefer to use the external email address to which I plan to forward mail so that I can distinguish it from other contact names, and I copy this name to the Display Name box.)
From the next window, click Modify, choose SMTP Address, enter the external email address, and click OK.
Click Next to proceed to the review window, then click Finish.
Locate and double-click the user account from which you want to forward mail.
Select the Exchange General tab and click the Delivery Options button.
In the Forwarding address section, select the "Forward to" radio button and click Modify.
Locate the contact that you just created and click OK.
Select the "Deliver message to both forwarding address and mailbox" check box if you want to maintain a copy of each email message on the server.
Click OK twice to exit all configuration screens

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by curlergirl In reply to Alias and IIS OWA

As to your OWA question - What version of Exchange? What type of connection are they using remotely - VPN or just Internet? If using VPN, can they access other resources on the network?

Need answers to those questions before I can answer yours.

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by dhoppel In reply to Alias and IIS OWA

Using Exchange 2003 on Server 2003 with IIS. When using VPN they are fine, when using internet they cannot find the site, the name currently works for our other email system, but not exchange.

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