What does Pickup mean in the queue viewer of exchange 2007 under the column 'message source name'

Posted on 2009-04-27
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have noticed in the queue viewer in exchange 2007 entries under the column 'message source name' the word 'pickup'. They have <> in the from column but are genuine outgoing messages. They seem to appear when someone sends a message to muliple recipients. Anybody tell me what pickup refers to as opposed to the normal entry of From Local or DSN.
Is there an explanation anywhere of the possible entries and there meaning?
Question by:itslnet
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    Accepted Solution

    The pickup queue is designed for testing. You can properly format a mail, drop it in the queue and test if your outgoing mail is working correctly. There are applications that will also use this queue though, so if you have maybe a script running somewhere on an application to send outgoing mail, it will be dropped in that queue as well.
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    Expert Comment


    There's a little information there about the queues.

    Author Comment

    The mail in question comes from a distribution list in outllook. Would that make sense?
    Not a major issue, more curious than anything else as the mail is delivered ok. There doesn't seem to be a difinitive answer anywhere.

    Author Closing Comment

    Seems overcomplicated which is a Microsoft trait. Thanks for responding anyway so have awarded you the points as you were the only one.

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