Delete outgoing mail from Exchange

Posted on 2005-04-20
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
We had to send out an invitation to 1200 recipients and used MS Word to do a mail merge and send the mail. It appears that sending the e-mails is consuming all of our upstream bandwidth on our DSL and no one can get on the Internet. I was wondering if there is a way that I can view the outgoing mails in that person's mailbox and delete any that have not yet been sent so that we can restore normal Internet access. We are using SBS 2000 and I am not able to see the contents of anyone's mailbox. I anticipate that all of the e-mails will be sent by morning, but I need a plan in case they aren't.

Thanks in advance.
Question by:rcg112355
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    Expert Comment

    You can open the "queues" under the server. From here you can clean out the outbound queues. You do not have to delete all the mail, you can pick and choose the ones that you want so that you only stop the ones from the merge.


    Author Comment

    As I expected, the problem has cured itself during the night as all the mail delivery has been completed. But I do want to know how to deal with this the next time that it happens. As you can see, I am new to Exchange. How do I get to the 'queues'?
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    This link will show you where to get to the queues and how to delete the messages.;en-us;822944


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