in my exchange server 2007 config, i have two accepted domains. my company runs two websites which sells similar items, however they do not want customers to know that websites are related in any way. there are only around 5 users that have email addresses on the secondary domain, everyone else uses the primary
i'll start by explaining how this was setup until i got a hold of it: a way which i don't understand all the details. Anything that is sent to the @secondarydomain.com is forwarded to an external gmail account which that employee uses to reply to the customer (?) idk it was explained that this was configured by using contact forwarding names. again idk, dont even really care how this was set up.
i'm setting it up like this: sussexjewelers is an accepted domain, the smtp address for the @secondarydomain is included in the users mailbox using the email addresses tab. i have a transport rule that checks the message header to address for the text pattern @secondarydomain and preappends the subject with "Secondary Domain Email **" so they can tell where the email was from.
how can i send mail from the secondary domain? in outlook, if they reply, the from address remains the primary domain.
do i have to set them up a secondary mailbox for the @secondarydomain?
not sure how to accomplish this. i just want to get rid of the entire gmail forwarding setup