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What if the Exchange Server (2007 or 2010) is not available? Is it possible to queue the messages and meeting requests until the server becomes available again? RRS feed

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  • What if the Exchange Server (2007 or 2010) is not available? Is it possible to queue the messages and meeting requests until the server becomes available again?

     

    i need this urgent please !!!!!!!

    Saturday, May 21, 2011 8:39 PM

Answers

  • That will happen by default until the SMTP server trying to send to you gives up.  That usually happens between one and three days.  You can create a separate relay server, say using the IIS SMTP Service, and create an alternate MX record at a higher preference value (cost) so that servers will use it when your Exchange server doesn't respond.  On that relay server you could specify a longer timeout to allow your Exchange server to be down longer.
    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
    • Marked as answer by Selveia Sunday, May 22, 2011 12:28 PM
    Sunday, May 22, 2011 5:03 AM

All replies

  • That will happen by default until the SMTP server trying to send to you gives up.  That usually happens between one and three days.  You can create a separate relay server, say using the IIS SMTP Service, and create an alternate MX record at a higher preference value (cost) so that servers will use it when your Exchange server doesn't respond.  On that relay server you could specify a longer timeout to allow your Exchange server to be down longer.
    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
    • Marked as answer by Selveia Sunday, May 22, 2011 12:28 PM
    Sunday, May 22, 2011 5:03 AM
  • Thanks alot for quick reply :)
    Sunday, May 22, 2011 12:28 PM