> At this point, I'm thinking maybe contacts cannot be used in > this manner. This works for me. As a matter of fact, I just set up a test using every type of group possible (distribution/security, universal/domain local) and they all work. Have you looked at the following document and confirmed that "Allow automatic forward" is enabled? I also enable "Allow automatic replies" so that autoresponders set up as Inbox rules will function but I don't think that affects this. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q247123 If that isn't the issue then have you configured message tracking on the server and looked at the results?