Timestamp on emails when Exchange mailstore has been down
Posted on 2010-09-03
Today we had an issue. The transaction log drive for one of our Exchange 2007 SP1 mailbox stores filled to capacity and the store dismounted.
Unfortunately, this wasn't picked up for a while since the users affected were outside work hours.
After a few hours, someone noticed and the logs were moved and the store mounted.
Now, we have a question. What happens to the emails that were attempted for delivery to the store whlist it was down? I assume they would have been queued at the nearest Hub Transport server? In which case, what would be the timestamp on these emails once the users receive them? Would the timestamp be the time the store was mounted, or the true timestamp (I'm talking about the Recieved value)?