Solved

Cannot Delete Messages in Exchange Queue

Posted on 2006-11-06
3
1,361 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I'm running Exchange Server 2003 SP1.  I had a bunch of spam e-mail messages in the Exchange Queues due to an open relay problem; since then, the open relay problem has been corrected.  

Nevertheless, I wanted to delete all the obsolete messages in the queue.  I was able to delete the majority of the messages.  The ones that I could not, I deleted from the Exchange Queue file folder (Drive:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\Mailroot\vsi 1).  The majority of the messages were indeed cleared, yet there are a couple hundred that remain in the queue despite the steps taken.  I’ve tried deleting them again from the Queues (with or without NDRs) and Freezing and deleting them, but nothing happens.  The messages also do not appear in the vsi 1\Queue folder.

It’s like their existences are stuck in the queue… at this point I’m not quite sure how to get rid of them?  Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
0
Comment
Question by:CecilAdmin
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 39

Accepted Solution

by:
redseatechnologies earned 250 total points
ID: 17885630
Hi CecilAdmin,

I recommend you read this from Sembee, of particular interest would be how to clear the queues (near the end) but you should read the whole thing to be certain.

http://www.amset.info/exchange/spam-cleanup.asp

Hope that helps,

-red
0
 
LVL 14

Assisted Solution

by:Ehab Salem
Ehab Salem earned 250 total points
ID: 18002538
change the queue folder from vsi 1 asy to vsi 2, then stop exchange services and restart it.
0
 

Author Comment

by:CecilAdmin
ID: 18024302
Thanks!
0

Featured Post

Online Training Solution

Drastically shorten your training time with WalkMe's advanced online training solution that Guides your trainees to action. Forget about retraining and skyrocket knowledge retention rates.

Question has a verified solution.

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

We are happy to announce a brand new addition to our line of acclaimed email signature management products – CodeTwo Email Signatures for Office 365.
Marketers need statistics and metrics like everybody else needs oxygen. In this article we explain how to enable marketing campaign statistics for Microsoft Exchange mail.
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…

733 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