having major problems with the Queues in exchange 2003
Posted on 2012-03-20
Ok we had a new sales person come in here and took it upon himself to send a mass email to over 6,000 people. And of course, the minute he did so our email shut down.
so here is what I have been experiencing.
The queue's in System Manager show 2004 queues. I stop SMTP services and go to the Queue folder and delete all messages in it.
I then turn back on SMTP and the system manager queue still show 2004 queues. I have about 5 minutes to delete some of the messages in the queus before my email server lags hard. I then have to turn off smtp again and when i go back to the queues folder i only see like 90-200 messages in there, not 2004. (in the queues in system manager it seems like its mail going out however in the queue folder it seems as a "delay" NDR
this just goes in a loop.
things i have done.
I have uncheched allow DR and NDR
I have put the user who sent the mass mail in the restricted "sender" and "recipient" fields.
In submit and relay I set the user as deny for both.
when none of this worked I then removed the user's email accounts, deleted him from active directory, and purged him.
still the same 2004 messages in the queue