?
Solved

SMTP BULK MAIL - DROP FOLDER ASSUMPTIONS

Posted on 2009-07-03
3
Medium Priority
?
311 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-30
I am sending bulk mail using CDO through an SMTP server on the local machine.  It's all setup with reverse dns and a fully qualified domain.

Is it safe to assume that any message in the mailroot/drop folder is undeliverable due to no mailbox / server and so i should remove from my mailing list?  I'm thinking of scripting a file system object to read the folder and look for the to tag then remove it from my list.

Any thoughts?
0
Comment
Question by:andrewmilner
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:plimpias
ID: 24773743
No that is not the case, there are several reasons why it would be delivered to the drop folder not just because the mailbox doesn't exist. You can delete the contents of the folder with out causing any damage.
0
 

Author Comment

by:andrewmilner
ID: 24776285
what other reasons would there be for the message being in there?
0
 
LVL 15

Accepted Solution

by:
plimpias earned 2000 total points
ID: 24777535
The drop folder is used when local delivery takes place, otherwise it is qued for delivery to the outside world. If you smtp server is authoritive for a specific these domains then it woudl be safe to assume that either the name was typed in wrong, the mailbox doesn't exist, is disabled, or it doesn't have permission to deliver to it.
0

Featured Post

Has Powershell sent you back into the Stone Age?

If managing Active Directory using Windows Powershell® is making you feel like you stepped back in time, you are not alone.  For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

This article explains how to install and use the NTBackup utility that comes with Windows Server.
When you’re making plans to join the modern business race, you should analyze various details that may affect your results. Nowadays, millions of businesses are trying to grow into established and appreciated professional enterprises.
This tutorial will give a short introduction and overview of Backup Exec 2012 and how to navigate and perform basic functions. Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, are global settings for the application such as conne…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to enable the VMware\Hyper-V licensed feature of Backup Exec 2012. In addition, how to add a VMware server and configure a backup job. The first step is to acquire the necessary licen…

590 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question