Microsoft Exchange 2003 - Queue Viewer and Message Tracking
Introduction to Queue Viewer and Message Tracking
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Topics for Exchange 2003's Queue Viewer
In Exchange 2003, Queue Viewer makes it easier to monitor the message queues. For example, you can now view SMTP queues in Queue Viewer, rather than from the protocol menu. Other enhancements include:
Disabling outbound mail Queue Viewer means you can prevent accounts sending mail from any SMTP queue. This would be useful as a temporary measure if you were dealing with a virus.
Finding messages is straightforward, just search for messages based on the sender, or recipient using Find Messages.
View previously hidden queues Queue Viewer. Exchange 2003 show three queues that were not visible in Exchange 2000:
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What has improved in Exchange 2003 is the ability to track messages after they have been categorized.
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