[ExchangeList] Outbound Messages Awaiting Delivery - Temporarily move queued mail to other IMC

  • From: victor-w@xxxxxxxxx
  • To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 21:41:50 +0200

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-------------------------------------------------------I have the strangest 
thing.

The environments has 10 Exchange 5.5 mailbox servers and 2 Exchange 5.5 
Bridgehead servers.
Lets call the Bridgeservers, server A and server B.
All mailbox servers have 2 X400 connectors, 1 to Bridgehead A and 1 to 
Bridghead B.
5 are sending primarily to server A and the other 5 are sending 
primarily to server B.

Server A and B both have an IMC defined.

The strange thing now is that since 4 hours, the outbound e-mail on 
server B is all staying in the que Outbound Messages Awaiting Delivery.
It is in a "pending" state and when I check the details of a message, a 
lot of messages have [host unreachable].

The IMC's on Both server A and server B are configured to forward their 
mail to the same smarthost.
I have no problem setting up a telnet session from server B with the 
smarthost and sending an email via that session to my own internet 
email address, this gets delivered nicely.

For some reason the mail is not leaving Exchange.

I have set logging to maximum on all items of the IMC, but this only 
gives me informational reports, no warnings what so ever.

Now I have 2 questions:

1: How can this be solved?
2: Is there any way to move the email that is in the queue on server B, 
to server A where the mail is flowing normally to the outside world?
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