SMTP Queue Growth
If a Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) queue grows continuously, e-mail is not leaving the queue and is not being delivered to another Exchange 2000 server as fast as new messages arrive. This can be an indication of network or system problems. To avoid delays in delivering messages, you should monitor SMTP queue growth. When the queue grows continuously for a specified period of time, the SMTP queue monitor displays a warning icon on the Monitoring tab. You can set a growth threshold for a warning state or critical state, or you can set both thresholds.
To set thresholds for SMTP queue growth:
Tip To view the current size of your SMTP queue, on the Monitoring tab, click the SMTP Queues growth period monitor you just created, and then check the display in Current queue growth (minutes):.
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