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

  • From: victor-w@xxxxxxxxx
  • To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 22:54:23 +0200

http://www.msexchange.org
-------------------------------------------------------Thanks for this.

I searched through DNS but couldnt find anything strange, I am able to 
resolve several websites as well, DNS seems to be fine.

----- Oorspronkelijk bericht -----
Van: "Taylor, George" <GTaylor@xxxxxxxx>
Datum: dinsdag, september 12, 2006 9:57 pm
Onderwerp: [ExchangeList] Re: Outbound Messages Awaiting Delivery - 
Temporarily move queued mail to other IMC

> http://www.msexchange.org
> -------------------------------------------------------Look at 
> your DNS, sounds like something has changed there.  Anytime I
> see messages backed up in the outbound queue and I'm sure my outbound
> connections are good it turns out to be a DNS issue.  Perhaps some 
> othermachine for whatever reason registered with your DNS as 
> Server B's IP.
> 
> I made the mistake awhile back of accidently giving one of my test
> servers the IP of one of the Exchange servers, noticed it immediately,
> but it had already registered itself.  That took DNS about 4 hours to
> clear up, all the while with outbound messages saying unknown or
> unreachable destination.
> 
> George Taylor
> Systems Programmer
> Regional Health Inc.
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: victor-w@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:victor-w@xxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2006 1:42 PM
> To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [ExchangeList] Outbound Messages Awaiting Delivery -
> Temporarily move queued mail to other IMC
> 
> http://www.msexchange.org
> -------------------------------------------------------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 
> theirmail 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 
> emailaddress, 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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