Message Expiration

Camel supports the Message Expiration from the EIP patterns.

How can a sender indicate when a message should be considered stale and thus shouldn’t be processed?


Set the Message Expiration to specify a time limit how long the message is viable.

Message expiration is supported by some Camel components such as JMS or which allows to set a time-to-live value on messages sent to the broker.

When using message expiration then mind about keeping clock’s synchronized among the systems.


A message should expire after 5 seconds, if a consumer is not available to receive and process the message.