Cannot send or receive messages for a local domain

  • From: Gerhard Marini <gerhard@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 17:00:34 +0700

The Exchange 2000 Server has been set up for 2 SMTP domains (similar to 
mulitple SMTP Domains on Exchange 2000 on, Jul 10 
and according to - 
unformtunately in German).

However, the primary domain XY seems not to be recognised by Exchange when you 
send messages from user1@XY to user2@XY, as revealed by the following event-
logging messages:

Source: MS Exchange Transport
Category: Queuing Engine
Event: 4004
"Categorization failed. The error message is: the specified domain does either 
not exist 
or cannot be contacted."

and another similar message:
"Message delivery to the remote domain XY failed for the follwoing reason: the 
connection was dropped by the remote host".

However, sending messages from user1@XY to anyuser@any_outside_domain is 
working. Receiving, however, is not working at all.

Looking forward to advice,


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