Exchange 2000 Message Queue Puzzle
Posted on 2006-10-29
I am running Windows 2000 and Exchange 2000. This server is also the DC for about 25 users. The server has seen better days, but is currently stable. However, I have noticed that the ESM queues doesn't clear expired messages. The \\Mailroot\Vsi\Queue folder is empty and so is \\Inetpub\mailroot\vsi\queue. The Badmail folder is receiving new entries daily, but none of the queues in ESM are expiring. The local delivery is empty, but other queues that should automatically expire are still visiable. Even the properties of the queue states that it is expired, but it just keeps attempting to resend messages. At least according to the retry timestamp on the queue. I have retry and timeout interval set at the default.
Why aren't these messages automatically timing out? And if they are timing out and going to the badmail folder, why isn't this being communicated to ESM?
Thanks in advance.