RE: smtp connector

  • From: "Michael B. Smith" <michael@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 20:51:16 -0500

1)     Take a look at:
eueSMTPVirtualServer.asp and

2)     You can't really "stop" a connector. You can stop or freeze a
queue or stop a virtual server or stop a service. A connector is
basically a logical queue of a virtual server that gets special
treatment by the virtual server.

If you stop the virtual server, then it depends on how the e-mail is
queued. MAPI e-mail (coming from Outlook) will just sit there. SMTP
e-mail will sit in the source queue, on whatever server is holding,
until its timeout interval has passed. No new e-mail will be accepted by
the virtual server.



From: Tom Kern [mailto:tpkern@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Friday, February 10, 2006 8:10 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] smtp connector 

2 questions- there a way to programmatically(vbscript and wmi?) to stop an smtp


2. if i stop the smtp connector and its the only one for a routing
group, will that stop and queue all outgoing email in that routing group
until it comes back up?


I'm trying to stop all email from going out to the internet in a routing
group for a few hours to do some maintance on my email compliance

i just want mail to sit in the queue and not generate any ndr's for a
client  until i turn it back on.

and ideally i'd like to script this so i can scehdule it because the
work being done on the server won't start till midnight on Sunday and i
don't feel like staying up just to freeze the queue or stop the



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