I got the same error message couple weeks ago, and I installed SP3 for WIN2000 and then its gone. Jurij Romih Secondary Exchange administrator/NT administrator Western Wireless International d.o.o. Brnciceva c. 49 1231 Ljubljana Crnuce email: jurij.romih@xxxxxxxxxxx Tel: +386 (0)1 580 1000 GSM: +386 (0)70 707 115 -----Original Message----- From: Badri Khanal [mailto:badri.khanal@xxxxxxxxxx] Sent: 10. december 2002 11:18 Subject: Event log error message in Exch2000 box Hi Everybody, Got an idea what is going wrong with my exchange box??? Event Type: Error Event Source: Service Control Manager Event Category: None Event ID: 7031 Date: 02/08/2001 Time: 05:25:39 User: N/A Computer: SERVER Description: The Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP) service terminated unexpectedly.It has done this 4 time(s). The following corrective action will be taken in 0 milliseconds: No action.