[thelist] SMTP/CDONTS trouble

spinhead evolt at spinhead.com
Fri Nov 9 20:01:04 CST 2001

A few thoughts:
Does it fail consistently, or occasionally? These notes assume consistently.

Is this internet, or intranet?

Are the permissions on the mailroot folder correct? Compare them to the
working machine.
In the IIS console, for the default SMTP Properties, check the 'Security'
tab. Do IUSR_machinename and IWAM_machinename (don't remember for certain
this one's necessary) have operator permission?
Click the 'Delivery' tab, then the 'Advanced' button. Under 'Fully-qualified
domain name:' do you have the machine name, or machinename.domain.com?
Is antivirus software on the machine? It can kill CDONTS mail and you'll
never know what happened.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Juarez" <mjuarez at telseon.com>
To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Friday, November 09, 2001 2:15 PM
Subject: [thelist] SMTP/CDONTS trouble

> Hi,
> Wondering if anyone can help me with my SMTP/CDONTS trouble. Here's the
> problem:
> I have a new Win2K server, with virtual SMTP server installed, standard
> stuff. Although my CDONTS script processes requests, the SMTP server
> seems unable to relay messages. Instead, messages are kept in the Queue
> folder of the mailroot directory. Looking in the Badmail directory, I
> find the following error:
> Unable to deliver this message because the follow error was encountered:
> "Error is processing file in pickup directory.".
> The specific error code was 0xC00402CE
> I assume there are some configuration problems with respect to the
> virtual SMTP server, and not a CDONTS script problem. I should note that
> the CDONTS script works fine on my development server, which runs the
> same OS as the one giving me trouble.
> Any ideas?
> MJ
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