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smtp queuing

Our company is moving in a few months, what is the best method to use for SMTP queuing to avoid any e-mails from not being delivered when the Exchange Server is down for about 8 hours?

Would I contact our ISP to see if they provide SMTP Queuing?  Are there external companies that provide this service?
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SembeeCommented:
ISP would be the first option. Ask them if they provide the service.

Although 8 hours is well within the usual SMTP retry period of 48 hours.

You could also do it yourself using a standard Windows 2003 server configured as a relay.

Simon.
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ajruizAuthor Commented:
If we use Windows 2003 Server as a relay, I assume you are configure IIS for this.  How do you tell IIS to hold the e-mail if the Exchange Server is unavailable?
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ajruizAuthor Commented:
This article is what I was looking for.  We would then just need to set the local Expiration timeout  value on to however long we would need.

Thanks,
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SembeeCommented:
Yes. That is correct. Set the expiry time, the notification time etc to 12 hours or more. This will stop the remote clients from receiving delay notifications.

Simon.
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