The "Queued mail for delivery" message in an SMTP log indicates that the email server has successfully accepted the email and has placed it in a queue for further processing and eventual delivery to the recipient. This is a standard part of the email delivery process and doesn't necessarily indicate an issue.
When an email server receives an email, it goes through several stages of processing before reaching the recipient's inbox. This includes tasks such as virus scanning, spam filtering, and other checks. The "queued for delivery" message means that the email has passed initial checks and is awaiting its turn to be sent to the recipient's mailbox.
Examples of reasons why an email might be queued for delivery:
- Recipient's Mailbox is Full: If the recipient's mailbox is full, the server may queue the email until there is space available.
- Recipient's Server is Busy: If the recipient's email server is currently handling a high volume of emails, it may queue incoming messages to manage the load.
- Scheduled Delivery: Some email servers may implement scheduled delivery, where emails are queued and sent at specific intervals to optimize server resources.
- Temporary Network Issues: If there are temporary network issues between the sending and receiving servers, the email may be queued until the connection is restored.
It should also be noted that specific details vary depending on the configuration, security, and policies for the recipient's email server. If there is any concerns or requests, we request that you contact your IT department or email service provider for more information and assistance. Filer Support cannot assist with issues related to your or your firm's email server.