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Easiest way to clear SMTP queue in exchange 2000?

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The SMTP queue on my exchange server is full of NDRs. The only way I can find to delete them is by deleting them one by one by the domains they are going to. There are a lot of domains in the list, so this would take a considerable amount of time to do. Searching for an easier solution on google I found somewhere that said I should be able to go into the C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\Mailroot\Vsi 1\Queue and delete the contents, when I go into that folder it is empty.

I'm thinking there must be an easier way to clear the SMTP queue. Or even better yet, a way to delete only the NDRs from postmaster still waiting to go out (but I'm pretty confident the only thing in the queue right now are NDRs), so I would be comfortable deleting everything in the queue.

Thanks for your help!
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There is a way - actually two. It will involve any messages in the queue being deleted, so your users need to be aware that valid messages could go as well.

It is a little long, rather than repeat myself, here is a link to where I have outlined the process in full:
http://www.amset.info/exchange/spam-cleanup.asp
Midway down, called "Cleaning Up the Exchange Server's SMTP Queues".

Simon.

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