Exchange 2k3 - incoming emails ok, outgoing emails stuck in queue and piling up fast!
Posted on 2006-04-30
I just switched this weekend from our ISP's e-mail service to Exchange 2k3. It's currently running on a Wind2k3 standard server with TrendMicro Scanmail 7.0. We are able to send and receive fine within the organization. We can also receive external emails fine, but when we cannot e-mail outside our network. Strangely, it only worked 3 different times this weekend and I was able to send out some e-mails, but as of now, the messages are getting stuck on Queue and are piling up fast! We get hit with a ton of spam so we implemented TrendMicro's ScanMail to block off all that spam, but I've noticed that 99.9% of the messages waiting to out out on the server are all related to spam messages we got (non-existent e-mail accounts on our domain) and the postmaster account is trying to reply to all of them. I have currently about 10 messages out of 1,300 in queue that are test messages. I seriously need urgent help, Monday morning is rolling around and I can't get our Exchange server to email the outside world. Please advise someone on what I can look or try. Thank you much in anticipation.