No events? I would've expected some dsaccess events. Did you turn up diag for dsaccess? Take a look at this article to help troubleshoot. Verify that your EX can connect to your ldap and GC ports of your DC. http://searchexchange.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid43_gci1119795,00.html ________________________________ From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx on behalf of Todd Hofert Sent: Wed 3/29/2006 11:17 AM To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: message stuck in categorizer I have some concrete shoes for the user. ________________________________ From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Tom Kern Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 11:14 AM To: ExchangeList Subject: [ExchangeList] message stuck in categorizer I have a user who sent an email to almost 3000 recipents internally and the email is stuck in the"messages awaiting directory lookup" queue for almost 4hrs now. There is nothing logged in the app log on the exchange server(i turned up diag logging). There is nothjing on the GC log. Load is fine. Can anyone help me with this? Thanks This e-mail and any attachments may contain confidential and privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately by return e-mail, delete this e-mail and destroy any copies. Any dissemination or use of this information by a person other than the intended recipient is unauthorized and may be illegal.