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How to Disable Outbound Mail for All SMTP Queues

 

Topic Last Modified: 2005-05-16

The Disable Outbound Mail option allows you to disable outbound mail from all SMTP queues. For example, this can be useful if a virus is active in your organization.

noteNote:
The Disable Outbound Mail option does not disable the MTA or System queues.

  1. Start Exchange System Manager: Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click System Manager.

  2. Navigate to Queue Viewer by performing one of the following steps:

    • If you do not have routing or administrative groups defined: Expand Servers, expand the server you want, and then click Queues.
    • If you have administrative groups defined: Expand Administrative Groups, expand <Administrative Group Name>, expand Servers, expand the server you want, and then click Queues.
  3. In the details pane, click Disable Outbound Mail to disable mail from all SMTP queues.

  4. A warning message appears asking Are you sure you want to disable outbound mail? Click Yes. Outbound mail is now disabled for all queues.

  5. To re-enable SMTP queues that have been disabled, click Enable Outbound Mail, and then click Yes.

    noteNote:
    If you want to prevent outbound mail from being sent to a specific remote queue instead of disabling all SMTP queues, you can freeze the messages in that queue. To freeze all the messages in a particular queue, right-click the queue, and then click Freeze. To unfreeze the queue, right-click the queue, and then click Unfreeze.
 
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