Can an Exchange queue be diverted to another server or the 48 hour time limit be increased?

Posted on 2007-10-05
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Last Modified: 2010-03-06
Recently we had a situation where the power to a branch office failed. We kept being promised that power would be restored overnight for two days in a row but it wasn't until at least 72 hours later. This caused the mail queue at our HQ to start to bounce the e-mails stored in the queue for delivery to the offline exchange server.

Is it possible to do anything with this queue by either re-routing the messages to another exchange or increasing the 48 hour delivery timeout to a longer setting so their is more brathing space before the mail starts to bounce. At the time I couldn't find anyway to do this.

Many Thanks
Question by:StevenMooreSmartsoft
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SLafferty1983 earned 375 total points
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I don't know about diverting the queue but the time limit can be increased. You can increase on the SMTP Virtual Server Properties on the Delivery tab. It is the Expiration Timeout option.

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