Cannot delete emails Exchange 2000 SP3

Simon Cox
Simon Cox used Ask the Experts™
Hi, I have a clients exchange 2000 server that has a number of queues that wont deliver. They have a blue forward arrow on them. I have tried to enumerate all of the messages so that I can delete them with NDR's but I get an error every time. Invalid parameter error - ID no. 80030057 Exchange system manager. Can anyone shed any light on this ?

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Have you restarted the SMTP Server service?
If not, then I would start there.

You could also look at the raw queue files in \exchsrvr\mailroot\vs 1\queue
If the messages are stuck in there, stop SMTP Service. Then you can move the messages out and restart the SMTP Server service.
The messages you moved out can then be dropped in to the pickup folder, which will cause Exchange to re-process them for delivery.


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