Re: What do you do about NDRs

  • From: "Goran Jovanovic" <GJovanovic@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 23:24:34 -0500

OK, did all that. I renamed and deleted badmail. Used the DOS command and got 
rid of 63000+ files in 5 minutes.

Now I tested sending to frank@xxxxxxxxxxx (does not exist) and with the NDRs 
disabled as previously mentioned the message did not go into the badmail 
directory. On the other hand it generated a warning in the Appl Event Log as 

Event Type:     Warning
Event Source:   MSExchangeTransport
Event Category: Connection Manager 
Event ID:       756
Date:           1/28/2004
Time:           11:12:16 PM
User:           N/A
Computer:       XXXXXX
A non-delivery report with a status code of 5.1.1 was generated for recipient 
rfc822;frank@xxxxxxxxxxx (Message-ID  <000001c3e61e$14123210$6545a8c0@GORAN>). 
0000: 46 05 04 80               F..?    

Oh it is so wonderful when you go and look it up;en-us;308323 

I had my diagnostic logging on. Duh.

So now no badmail files and no events clogging up my application log. Wonderful 
just what I want. 

     Goran Jovanovic
     The LAN Shoppe
     2345 Yonge Street, Suite 302
     Toronto, Ontario M4P 2E5
     Phone: (416) 440-1167 x-2113
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     E-Mail: gjovanovic@xxxxxxxxxxx

-----Original Message-----
From: Zoran [mailto:zmarjanovic@xxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2004 9:44 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Re: What do you do about NDRs

Do it this way. First stop SMTP service, then rename badmail folder into
badmail1, and create the new folder and name it badmail (you don't have to
rename it but it could help). It will prevent system from freezing. Then
delete all badmail files through explorer (may take hours!, so plan it
carefully), and then delete badmail1. These files are messages that never
found recipients, so they will keep coming. You should check the folder
periodicaly or make a script to empty it on regular basis (some messages
could be real ones-sender misspelled the recipient address). Read MS KB
315631-it's nice thing. These files can give you a lot of info about
what's going on with your messaging system. Regarding warning message send
me the full message with its source.

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