About message queues

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Article ID: 179046

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Messaging Gateway

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A message queue is a temporary holding area for messages before they reach their destination. The messages queues are: inbound, outbound, and delivery. The message queue size fluctuates based on mail flow.

If a queue continually grows without decreasing in size, there is a problem with message delivery. You can view the messages that are queued at any time to troubleshoot an issue. The message queue provides details about why the MTA could not deliver a message, how many times delivery was attempted, and when the next delivery attempt is scheduled.

See Monitoring message queue size and volume.

See Viewing queued messages.

See Deleting queued messages.

See Stopping the mail flow.

See Flushing message queues.

See Troubleshooting the message queue.