How do I drag mail (EML files) back into the Queued Mail Directory for sending?
Posted on 2007-10-09
Hi guys I reallIy hope you can help me with this one!
I found today that our exchange server had approx 2000 emails queued for delivery. There was a DNS error that had prevented mail from being sent earlier in the day and was now rectified, however the SMTP service was so overloaded it became unresponsive. After stopping all relevant services, I proceeded to take mail out from the "queued" directory and put them into a backup folder on another drive. Now, after restarting the server I can see that SMTP is now working and queued mail is being processed correctly, however, when I put the old queued mail back into the "queued" directory it won't leave. Why would this be the case when all other mail is being processed ok?
I am missing something or should .EML files just be sent to their destiniations when dropped into the "queued" directory? Or do I need to put the .EML files further back in the process somewhere?
Any help would be grateful :)