Delete outgoing mail from Exchange

Posted on 2005-04-20
Medium Priority
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
  • 2

Expert Comment

ID: 13830400
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

ID: 13832435
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'?

Accepted Solution

dvrdn earned 750 total points
ID: 13837782
This link will show you where to get to the queues and how to delete the messages.



Featured Post

Creating Active Directory Users from a Text File

If your organization has a need to mass-create AD user accounts, watch this video to see how its done without the need for scripting or other unnecessary complexities.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article will help to fix the below errors for MS Exchange Server 2016 I. Certificate error "name on the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the site" II. Out of Office not working III. Make Internal URLs and Externa…
Exchange administrators are always vigilant about Exchange crashes and disasters that are possible any time. It is quite essential to identify the symptoms of a possible Exchange issue and be prepared with a proper recovery plan. There are multiple…
In this video we show how to create an Accepted Domain in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Mail Flow >> Ac…
To add imagery to an HTML email signature, you have two options available to you. You can either add a logo/image by embedding it directly into the signature or hosting it externally and linking to it. The vast majority of email clients display l…
Suggested Courses

831 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question