Delete Message from Exchange 2010 Submission Queue

Run the following command. This will display what messages are in a particular queue at the time you run the command.

Get-Message | fl

Results will show as follows:

[PS] C:\Windows\system32>Get-Message | fl

RunspaceId        : 883bd636-74ec-4369-9600-bd4160974776 Subject           : Email Message InternetMessageId : <[email protected]> FromAddress       : [email protected] Status            : Retry Size              : 7.984 KB (8,176 bytes) MessageSourceName : FromLocal SourceIP          : SCL               : -1 DateReceived      : 12/19/2012 9:38:30 AM ExpirationTime    : 12/21/2012 9:38:30 AM LastError         : 420 4.2.0 RESOLVER.ADR.Ambiguous; ambiguous address RetryCount        : 0 Recipients        : ComponentLatency  : MessageLatency    : 04:00:48.2666165 DeferReason       : Ambiguous Recipient Priority          : Normal MessageIdentity   : mailserver\Submission\16656 Queue             : mailserver\Submission Identity          : mailserver\Submission\16656 IsValid           : True

Verify which message you want to delete. In this case there was a single message in the submission queue. Take note of the “Message Identity” as it will be used to delete the message in the next command

MessageIdentity   : mailserver\Submission\16656

Now that you have the message identity you can run the follwoing command to delete it

[PS] C:\Windows\system32>Remove-Message -Identity mailserver\Submission\16656

Confirm Are you sure you want to perform this action? Removing the message “mailserver\Submission\16656”. [Y] Yes  [A] Yes to All  [N] No  [L] No to All  [?] Help (default is “Y”): y [PS] C:\Windows\system32>

Press Y and the message will be removed from the queue

One Response to Delete Message from Exchange 2010 Submission Queue

  1. Jay Allred says:

    Thanks for the detailed walkthrough. It helped me out today!

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