How To Delete Messages from Queues in Exchange 2000 Server

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Summary
This step-by-step article describes procedures to delete messages from queues in two ways: to delete all messages, or to delete selected messages.

Note that deleting messages from a queue permanently removes the messages from the messaging system.

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Delete All Messages from Queues

  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click System Manager.
  2. Enumerate the messages in the queue.
  3. Right-click the queue, and then click one of the following options:
    • Click Delete All Messages (No NDR) to delete all messages from the queue without sending a nondelivery report to the senders.
    • Click Delete All Messages (Send NDR) to delete all messages from the queue and send a nondelivery report to the senders of the messages.
  4. When you are prompted, click Yes.
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Selectively Delete Messages from Queues

  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click System Manager.
  2. Enumerate the messages in the queue.
  3. Right-click the message or messages that you want to delete, and then click one of the following options:
    • Click Delete Message (No NDR) to delete selected messages from the queue without sending a nondelivery report to the senders.
    • Click Delete Message (Send NDR) to delete selected messages from the queue and send a nondelivery report to the senders of the messages.
  4. When you are prompted, click Yes.
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