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Outlook Timed Message Delivery

By Tim.Doyle ·
Outlook 2k and XP (maybe 97 too) have a feature to allow you to specify a delivery time for a message, the only listed requirement is you have to be running an Exchange server, which I am (5.5 sp4). Problem I have is the timing of delivery seems tovary wildly...sometimes its off by a few minutes, other times its off by a few hours but it always seems to deliver on the same calendar day. Both XP and 2k seem to be having the same problem.

My CEO wants to be able to use this feature, but I don't want him to rely on it until I can establish its working properly. Any suggestions?

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by [_Rick_> In reply to Outlook Timed Message Del ...

Once you send the message it sits in the MTA until the specified date and time for delivery. What you want to do is ensure that the Exchange server(s) are all on the correct time and same time as the desktops.

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by Tim.Doyle In reply to Outlook Timed Message Del ...

All clocks are synchonized properly, any other suggestions?

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by evilise In reply to Outlook Timed Message Del ...

I have found that even though I have set a time message delivery, if my Outlook client is open, the message won't automatically get delivered from Exchange. YMMV, but that's been my experience.

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by Tim.Doyle In reply to Outlook Timed Message Del ...

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by [_Rick_> In reply to Outlook Timed Message Del ...

If using a PST file and sending a message via Delayed Delivery, when the message is sent it:
1. Is placed in the PST Sent Folder
2. Placed in the user's outbox in the Exchange server mailbox account until the specified time. It is not sent to the MTA Queue until the specified delivery time is met.

*Problems here represent server side events
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If not using a PST but connecting directly to the Exchane server via RPC:
1. When message is sent it autmatically is sent to the Exchange MTA Queue, where it waits until the specified time of delivery.
2. Message will not appear in the Sent Mail folder until after the MTA processes it.

*Problems here represent server time synchronization

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