Q. on SMTP server timeout  
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teilenvk





PostPosted: Mon Dec 12 10:55:24 CST 2005 Top

Exchange Servers Setup >> Q. on SMTP server timeout

Hi,

Not really an Exchange question, but here it goes:
We will soon start hosting our own email. I will have only one server
(SBS). let's say I have my email clients use this server for their
SMTP service to send emails from their remote locations.

If I have to take it down and they try to send email, how long will
it be before they get warnings and/or errors about sending email? If
the answer is 'it depends' then what would be typical and if it
depends on the client, assume XP or W2K and Outlook 2002-3.

Thanks a lot,

Peter

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Bharat





PostPosted: Mon Dec 12 10:55:24 CST 2005 Top

Exchange Servers Setup >> Q. on SMTP server timeout Depends on their outbound SMTP server configs. Typical to see delay
notifications between 4-12 hours, and Non Delivery Reports (NDRs) at around
48 hours/2 days.

Always helps to get a backup MX, either outsourced (protects against ISP
connection outage) or in-house (can use IIS/SMTP, Exchange not required).
This enables you to have inbound mail queued up at backup MX and delivered
when your server is up.
--
Bharat Suneja
MCSE, MCT
www.zenprise.com
blog: www.suneja.com/blog
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> Hi,
>
> Not really an Exchange question, but here it goes:
> We will soon start hosting our own email. I will have only one server
> (SBS). let's say I have my email clients use this server for their
> SMTP service to send emails from their remote locations.
>
> If I have to take it down and they try to send email, how long will
> it be before they get warnings and/or errors about sending email? If
> the answer is 'it depends' then what would be typical and if it
> depends on the client, assume XP or W2K and Outlook 2002-3.
>
> Thanks a lot,
>
> Peter
>


 
 
Peter





PostPosted: Mon Dec 12 21:43:02 CST 2005 Top

Exchange Servers Setup >> Q. on SMTP server timeout Hi Bharat,

Yes, I was going to do that, but was unsure if would catch outgoing
mail as well.

Thanks,

Peter

On Mon, 12 Dec 2005 08:55:24 -0800, "Bharat Suneja"


>
>Always helps to get a backup MX, either outsourced (protects against ISP
>connection outage)