Mail stuck in the Delivery queue with an error: "452 4.3.1 Insufficient System Resources" when delivering to an Exchange 2007 server

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Article ID: 177903

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Email Security.cloud Messaging Gateway

Issue/Introduction



Symptoms
Mail is stuck in the delivery queue with error "452 4.3.1 Insufficient System Resources"

Telneting to the 2007 Exchange server generates an error "452 4.3.1 Insufficient System Resources"

 

Cause

There is a feature on 2007 Exchange Hub Transport and Edge Transport servers call Back Pressure. This feature looks at system thresholds and when a threshold is exceeded it stops accepting SMTP connections.

Resolution

Mail flow resumed after a reboot of the Mircosoft Exchange server. It is assumed that the threshold exceeded was a memory limit and the reboot cleared the page file.


References
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb201658.aspx