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I've just finished setting up exchange on an SBS 2003 server which had been running pop3 accounts for many years because of a cynical mistrust of exchange. Anyway the cynic has left and I'm trying to make the transition as painless as possible.

I've just checked and there are 3 very small outbound messages stuck in the SMTP queue - two are just read receipts and 13 inward in the local delivery queue which only total 2Mb.

Are there any patches I need to load or I am missing something obvious.

Clicking force does nothing.

Thanks for any ideas.

Mike  
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by:Alan Hardisty
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Please have a read of my article and check your configuration - you may be missing something like Reverse DNS or the FQDN on your SMTP Virtual Server may be incorrect (might end .local):

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/A_2427-Problems-sending-mail-to-one-or-more-external-domains.html

Any questions - please ask.

Alan
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Ah, falling at the first hurdle.

I forgot to email reverse.dns@btbroadbandoffice.com to make the entry.

It's sent now, is there any workaround while I wait for them to make the change?
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That accounts for the outbound, what could be causing the queue in the inbound. OK for around 10 working hours now getting stuck in the queue for the last 3 hours.
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The only workaround is to use your ISP's mail servers for ALL mail, or setup a new SMTP Connector just to send mail to the domains with a problem and use BT's mail servers as the Smarthost.  Easier to do ALL but not required if most people are happy with you.

For more reading:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/265293

If you have mail queued up in the Local Delivery Queue - the usual fix for that is to dismount the store and repair, defragment and integrity check it.

eseutil /p (followed by)

eseutil /d (followed by)

isinteg -s servername -fix -test alltests

eseutil runs at about 4-6Gb per hour depending on the server spec you have and the store will be unavailable for ALL users whilst you repair / defragment / integrity check, so it is best done out of hours.
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ThanksI'll try that. Wiith regard to the incoming emails I seem to have exceeded the 16Gb limit and currently upgrading to SP1.
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Sorry should have read upgraing from SP1 to SP2.
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Ah - that's not so good - but natively, you will have 2Gb more space.

Once you have SP2 - you can play with the registry to increase the limit to 75Gb:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/912375

Don't go the full whack - increase to something like 32Gb to start and then monitor it to make sure people don't abuse the system.
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Many thanks
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