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What are these .bdr, .bad, .bdp files in the bad mail folder

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Everyday our exchange server generates these .bdr, .bad, .bdp in programfile\exchsrvr\mailroot\vsi1\badmail
no one file is above 6kb but there are 100s of them.  Can I get rid of them?  Seems like wasted space?
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Hi topjimmie,

yes you can delete them safely. http://hellomate.typepad.com/exchange/2003/07/dealing_with_ba.html

Hope This helps
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The Badmail folder contains messages that cannot be delivered into your organisation, and also cannot be returned back to the sender
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Those files are what happens when Exchange cannot deliver an NDR (Delivery Status Notification) ..

http://blogs.msdn.com/exchange/archive/2004/07/20/188856.aspx
http://blogs.msdn.com/evand/archive/2004/06/18/159573.aspx

If you have Exchange 2k3 then you can install the service pack and you won't have to worry about this folder anymore ... if not, then setup a task with a batch file to frequently go in and clear them ... some people use them for diagnostic checking but for a large majority of admins they are useless ...
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