Supporting Messaging Clients

Configure Retry Intervals

If a message cannot be delivered on the first attempt, Exchange tries to send it again after a specified time. You can configure the interval between delivery attempts. After the time limit is reached, the message is returned to the sender with an NDR. Copies of the message and the NDR are sent to a location that you designate on the Messages tab. The NDR then goes through the same delivery process as messages.

To configure retry attempt and interval settings:

  1. Start System Manager
    On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click System Manager.
  2. Navigate to the SMTP virtual server.
    1. Servers
    2. Server
    3. Protocols
    4. SMTP
    5. SMTP virtual servers
    6. SMTP virtual server
  3. Right-click the SMTP virtual server, click Properties, and then click the Delivery tab.
  4. On the Delivery tab, specify the following settings: