RE: messages stuck in queue "awaiting directory lookup"

  • From: Danny <nocmonkey@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2004 12:03:28 -0400

On Thu, 9 Sep 2004 11:30:28 -0400 (EDT), A. M. Salim
<msalim@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi,
> > What happens when you send to an external recipient, is it getting
> > through or gets queued up. How many Exchange servers do you have ?
> > If you have multiple servers, are these messages waiting in queue in the
> > server where the mailboxes are located, or is it queued in a different
> > Exchange server ?
> sending to external users works fine.  There is only one Exchange server
> for this organization, no FE/BE or clustering etc.
> As an aside: The exchange server is running the MS DNS server integrated
> into the Active Directory with a forward zone for the exchange server's
> external domain name (  The main domain's
> nameserver is hosted elsewhere (for and is running on
> a non-Windows server and has an "A" record pointing to the exchange server
> (, and that NS also has MX records pointing to
>  I mention all this because it was stuck in
> the "Awaiting directory lookup" queue wwhich could possibly be related to
> DNS, but then again, maybe not.  Like I said, restarting DNS server did
> not help.

Their may have been diry DNS cache in your memory, and the reboot
cleared it out.


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