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Exchange mail is going out the wrong server

Posted on 2008-11-06
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
We needed to change the hardware for our exchange server, so we purchased a new server, installed excange, added to domain and moved mailboxes and were back in business.  I left the old server up and running for an emergency backup and within the last two days, we have been hit by a reverse spam attach and I have 9000 emails waiting for directory lookup on the old server.

I just change the smtp connector to use the dns on the new server and was able to send a message out.    Is there a way from moving the outgoing messages on the old sever in directory lookup, to the new server?

Question by:Nancy Villa
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On the old server you would find mailroot folder

(by default)

C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\Mailroot\VSi 1\Queue.

At this location you would find all those emails stacked up.

Please stop SMTP Service on the old server and copy this folder to the new server.

On the new server copy emails in bunches - DO NOT COPY ALL EMAILS AT ONE GO.

Place the emails (in bunch) to the location

C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\Mailroot\VSi 1\PickUp

You can now start SMTP Service on old server.

See, if this plan works.


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