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Increase mail.waiting parameter

Posted on 2007-12-04
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I am fairly new to Lotus Domino. I would like to tune up my server. I am running Domino 7 FP1 on Windows 2003 server.

My question is how do you change the mail.waiting parameter as 500MB is not working for me. I have issues with my link and can go for days without a connection. I want to keep the emails in the queue for as long as possible
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Wow! Days?! You don't have a backup connection -- dial-up, satellite? I've worked recently with an agency of the UN where they have similar problems, and there are always at least two Internet connections at each "problem site."

mail.waiting is a statistic, not a parameter. It indicates the number of messages pending in the queue. The total number of messages in all mail.box instances should equal mail.waiting+mail.dead under normal circumstances.

Are you really asking how to increase the mail retry timeout, which is 24 hours by default? Here's how, from the admin help file:

 1.      From the Domino Administrator, open the Domino Directory and click the Configuration tab.
  2.      To edit an existing Configuration Settings document, highlight and click Edit Configuration. To create a new Configuration settings document, highlight the server for which the Configuration Settings document will apply, then click Add Configuration.
  3.      Click the NOTES.INI Settings tab.
  4.      Click Set/Modify Parameters.
  5.      In the Item field, enter: MailTimeout
  6.      In the Value field, enter the number of days after which Domino returns undeliverable mail to the sender, click Add, and then click OK.
Note  To specify a time-out period shorter than one day, specify the variable MailTimeoutMinutes in the Item field in Step 5, and specify a time-out period, in minutes, in Step 6.
  7.      Click Save & Close.
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Hi,

Thanks a lot for the help. I think I am half way through my problem. I can now keep emails for 4 days but if the mail.waiting queue is full then I start having problems again even before 4 days. If I increase the number of mailboxes will that increase the number of emails I can keep in the queue?
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