[rabbitmq-discuss] connecting to an exchange and queues

Simon MacMullen simon at rabbitmq.com
Tue Jan 15 17:50:06 GMT 2013

On 15/01/13 17:46, jdepp wrote:
> what happens to a message that has an incorrect or unknown routing key for a
> specific exchange. Does it get added to any queue?

Not by default.

If you want to detect this you can either:

1) Declare an alternate exchange for the specific exchange 

2) Have your clients publish with mandatory=true, and then check for 
basic.return messages coming back to indicate that messages could not be 

Cheers, Simon

Simon MacMullen
RabbitMQ, VMware

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