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Delay delivery RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,
    I am asked to figure out a way to delay deliver emails with big attachment after working hours..
    I do not know if this is possible and if a "generic" account should be created for that purpose or if I could create sort of rule by users.
    For instance, my identity graig2011 would be able to send email with an attachement bigger than 15 Mo from 8 to 10 pm..
    Sorry if I am not that clear but I am even sure that it is possible. I could not find it on Internet except delay the mail delivery through the Oultook interface.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Graig
    Wednesday, April 13, 2011 9:53 AM

Answers

  • Hi Graiggoriz,

    Above gave a good workaround.
    Per my known, there is no directly method to achieve your target in exchange 2007, unless develop a new transport agent.
    If you want to do that, some information for you:
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa579185.aspx
    How to write Exchange 2007 transport agents
    http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2006/12/04/431755.aspx
    Other workaround:
    I would use a special connector for the special users who want to send the big emals, and use the schedule task to enable it at 8 to 10 pm, and make a test, but I am not sure it meet the target.
    For example, set-senderconnector -enabled $false/$true, and then use windows task schedule.
    Or I would use the outlook feature to achieve the target.

    Regards!
    Gavin

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    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 6:40 AM

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  • Hi

    What version of Exchange are you using?

    Sukh

    Wednesday, April 13, 2011 10:23 AM
  • Sorry Exchange 2007
    Wednesday, April 13, 2011 10:52 AM
  • Thanks Sukh, I have read the post but doesn't really help me to understand how you schedule a send connector or write a script to do so..

    Would you know how to proceed on that?

    Thanks Graig

    Wednesday, April 13, 2011 12:17 PM
  • Hi

    Are trying to restrict a user or specific domains?

    How big are the attachments?

    Just a side note - How many HT do you have?

    What is the requirement for this?

    Sukh

    Wednesday, April 13, 2011 12:36 PM
  • Attachement should be about 20-30 Mo. It would concern restricted users.
    Friday, April 15, 2011 7:48 AM
  • Hi

    Are they all going to the same domain.  As you mentioned, if you use a generic account, I assume it doesn't matter who the sender from the recipients's view?

    If it doesn't matter, then you can create a transport rule to redirect message over xKB to another mailbox, then send those message in the evening.

    Sukh

    Friday, April 15, 2011 9:11 AM
  • Hi Graiggoriz,

    Above gave a good workaround.
    Per my known, there is no directly method to achieve your target in exchange 2007, unless develop a new transport agent.
    If you want to do that, some information for you:
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa579185.aspx
    How to write Exchange 2007 transport agents
    http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2006/12/04/431755.aspx
    Other workaround:
    I would use a special connector for the special users who want to send the big emals, and use the schedule task to enable it at 8 to 10 pm, and make a test, but I am not sure it meet the target.
    For example, set-senderconnector -enabled $false/$true, and then use windows task schedule.
    Or I would use the outlook feature to achieve the target.

    Regards!
    Gavin

    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    • Marked as answer by Gavin-Zhang Monday, April 25, 2011 9:00 AM
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 6:40 AM