I have a bunch of eDirectory users that have Groupwise mailboxes that I need to make into External Entities.

I want to preserve their current email in their groupwise account but make them into an external user to forward email directly to their new external email accounts.
They also want to preserve the Distribution Lists that the are in at the moment too.

I need to preserve the eDirectory user as they are still logging into the LAN with these accounts (just getting email externally).

Currently we have rules setup in their Groupwise Accounts that forward any new mail to the new address but of course the mail is still delivered to the Groupwise account.

Any ideas as to whether this is possible?
What happens when you convert a user into an External Entity? Does it keep their current mailbox and email?

Any help greatly appreciated,