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From "Jeremiah Jordan" <>
Subject RE: Expiry of messages in activemq
Date Wed, 08 Jun 2011 19:08:38 GMT
No.  They get expired the next time someone asks for a message from that
queue.  So if you have a lot of messages which expired, the client is
going to be waiting for some time to get its first message while the
expired ones are taken out of the queue. 

-----Original Message-----
From: agujral [] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2011 12:16 AM
Subject: Expiry of messages in activemq

Hi All,
         I want to understand how activemq handles expiry of messages,
is there a seperate thread which checks asynchronously  if message has


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