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Incoming email during an offline defrag

Posted on 2006-04-28
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Last Modified: 2008-02-26
If I have to dismount a store to run an offline defrag, what happens to incoming mail destined for a mailbox that is offline?  I don't want the sender to receive an error message.
Question by:resourcepc
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It depends on the sender's mail server. Most servers are configured to keep retrying every 15 or 30 minutes for amywhere from 1 to 3 days. In most cases this is hidden from the sender and they will not see an error message.
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The mail will be accepted by the SMTP service as usual and will be delivered as soon as the mail store is back online. No worry.

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