Outlook uses wrong server and where's the mail stored
Posted on 2004-11-11
Using SBS 2K with exchange. I use exchange just to manage Public folders for calenders. SMTP Service Disabled, Pop enabled.
For some reason my Outlook 2002 clients send mail (randomly) using the Exchange server and not the Internet Pop server, which is defined as the default in the Send and receive group. I also have the send and receive check box for the exchange server in the Send and receive group unchecked.
The problem is there is no indication that the exchange server is being used. The mail just processes.
I even have the SMTP service disabled on the server.
SO the Users never know that the mail didn't go until the recipient calls or asks why we didn't respond to the email.
I check the server /exchangsrv/mailroot/queue looking to delete the mail but nothing is listed.
I made the mistake of starting the SMTP service and a lot of mail from even over a year ago, was sent out, causing major headaches.
My questions are as follows
1. Does anyone know why Outlook would randomly use the exchange server to send the mail instead of the pop server settings.
2 Where is the mail that is accepted by the server so I can delete or at least reroute. I was thinking of building a connector to process mail that outlook sends to the server, but I want the existing stuff gone. Or could this mail be sitting on the local machines waiting for the SMTP service to start. Again I check the Queue folder and there is nothing in there. I do show some mail listed in the Exchange system Manager mailbox for the user but I can't find where those are located.
Thanks in advance for any help.