SMTP queues

  • From: "Musser, Dale" <musser@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2004 08:50:43 -0400

I just joined the group today and I have two questions.
1) we do not use a SMTP virtual server.  the server just sends emails
out by dns.  The problem I am finding is when I look at SMTP queues, we
have about 150 connections and climbing and they are all bad connections
because the domains do not exist and the server slows down.
For now the solution I have done is told the exchange server to try to
send the email and if it can not send it to try just for 2 hours instead
of 2 days (even though I had queues that was over 3 days and still
trying)  Is there a better way of doing this.  Like check the dns and if
it fails don't even do a retry?  I know you can do this on receiving
2) this is a windows 2003 server question (I know this is exchange but I
was hoping someone has run into this).  I am running a generic login
script that all it does is map drives.  The drives all work for everyone
and I get NO errors when people log in but instead of the users getting
the name of the share, the share name says "disconnected network drive"
Even though the drive is not disconnect and works great.  How can I fix
this name???

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