Sun Java System Messaging Server 6.3 Administration Guide

A.5.3 mtaTable

This is a one-dimensional table with one row for each MTA in the applTable. Each row gives totals across all channels (referred to as groups) in that MTA for select variables from the mtaGroupTable.

Below is an example of data from applTable (mib-


    mtaReceivedMessages.1 = 172778        
    mtaStoredMessages.1 = 19
    mtaTransmittedMessages.1 = 172815
    mtaReceivedVolume.1 = 3817744
    mtaStoredVolume.1 = 34
    mtaTransmittedVolume.1 = 3791155
    mtaReceivedRecipients.1 = 190055
    mtaStoredRecipients.1 = 21
    mtaTransmittedRecipients.1 = 3791134
    mtaSuccessfulConvertedMessages.1 = 0 (1)
    mtaFailedConvertedMessages.1 = 0
    mtaLoopsDetected.1 = 0               (2)



The .x suffix (.1) provides the row number for this application in the applTable. In this example, .1 indicates this data is for the first application in the applTable. Thus, this is data on the MTA.

  1. Only takes on non-zero values for the conversion channel.

  2. Counts the number of .HELD message files currently stored in the MTA’s message queues.

A.5.3.1 mtaTable Usage

If mtaLoopsDetected is not zero, then there is a looping mail problem. Locate and diagnose the .HELD files in the MTA queue to resolve the problem.

If the system does virus scanning with a conversion channel and rejects infected messages, then mtaSuccessfulConvertedMessages will give a count of infected messages in addition to other conversion failures.