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Understanding Exchange Outbound Queues RRS feed

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  • I'm hoping someone will educate me on this...in my outbound queue I will see a yellow folder, sometimes multiple, with a blue mark on it..I look at the bottom and it says "The Connection was Dropped by the remove host", the site seems to be generic..something like weekly@financetechnews.com, when I open the folder I see the sender is the postmaster at my domain. The subject would equal = <subject is hidden>, Time Expires 1/7/2012 and delivery Failures is 5.

    I'm assuming it is my postmaster trying to deliever an NDR to an invalid account...am I correct? Why is the subject hidden?

    System info: Exchange 2003 SP2

    Thursday, January 5, 2012 5:29 PM

Answers

  • Hi Phill,

    From my perspective, the situation might be related to spam.

    If problem recur please try below steps:

    Uncheck the option Allow all computers which successfully authenticate to relay, regardless of the list above.
    Rename the Queue folder to Queue2.old.


    Rowen

    TechNet Community Support

    • Proposed as answer by Rowen-Xu Friday, January 13, 2012 7:25 AM
    • Marked as answer by Rowen-Xu Saturday, February 4, 2012 6:30 AM
    Friday, January 6, 2012 5:49 AM

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  • Hope this kb will help: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/919091
    Regards from www.windowsadmin.info | www.blog.windowsadmin.info
    Thursday, January 5, 2012 5:36 PM
  • Thanks for your response. Our email seems to be flowing without error. I look in the event viewer and only see one NDR error (Event ID 3030). The folders in the queue with the blue marks eventually do go aways on their own. I was just wondering if they were NDR responses in the queue as all the site seems to be  generic sites like financetechnews, etc.

     

    Valid email sites such as gmail, aol, yahoo, msn, etc..no connection drops..just odd sites like financetechnews..

     

    Anyone know why the "subject" would be hidden from the properities? I was thinking if I could see this it would tell me something about the email...

     

    Looking over the article..nothing seems to apply. If my metabase was corrupted would I not be having additional problems?

    Thursday, January 5, 2012 5:51 PM
  • Hi Phill,

    From my perspective, the situation might be related to spam.

    If problem recur please try below steps:

    Uncheck the option Allow all computers which successfully authenticate to relay, regardless of the list above.
    Rename the Queue folder to Queue2.old.


    Rowen

    TechNet Community Support

    • Proposed as answer by Rowen-Xu Friday, January 13, 2012 7:25 AM
    • Marked as answer by Rowen-Xu Saturday, February 4, 2012 6:30 AM
    Friday, January 6, 2012 5:49 AM