I would like to create an email alias for a domain associated with my Google Apps domain that points to a domain that's not associated with Google Apps.
domain1.com is associated with GA, domain2.com is not.
I'm moving from SmarterMail. In SM, I could create an alias, firstname.lastname@example.org, that points to email@example.com. I didn't have to create an account in SM for firstname.lastname@example.org, just an entry in the alias table.
In Google Apps, it seems that I have to create a email@example.com user, then forward that mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
My two problems are: 1) Setting up the forwarding is more work than just creating an alias. 2) When I switch to the premium service, I have to pay by account. That will be prohibitive as I have tons of aliases.
Is the way SmarterMail does it the normal way and Google is different, or the other way around? Or am I just missing something?