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Email enabld list delay on recieving emails

Posted By:      Posted Date: August 26, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

So the situation is, i have a list, that receives emails from a particular account all day long, recently it has started recieving emails "late" being it will mass process emails at various times of the day. Before it proccessed them as soon as they were received.

Event log shows

A critical error occurred while processing the incoming e-mail file C:\Inetpub\mailroot\Drop\e472144001cb44a40000001e.eml. The error was: The process cannot access the file 'C:\Inetpub\mailroot\Drop\e472144001cb44a40000001e.eml' because it is being used by another process..


Have this error everywhere.

        -Restarted SMTP

        -Restarted IIS

It seems SMTP is having issues but wanted to come here and get some insight.


-I havent changed anythign recently except new cable runs to the switch

-There is no mail in the (Drop, Mailbox,Pickup, Queue) folders

-mail setup settings are

              -incoming is set to "Advanced" , no,  server.domain.com

Outgoing is my exange server.



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