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You might observe an ever-increasing number of handles for the Inetinfo process and an ever-increasing number of files in the Inetpub\Mailroot\Queue folder. These symptoms occur when mail is sent via ASP scripts using server.createobject("cdonts.newmail"), the Application Protection setting is set to High on the Home Directory tab in the IIS Administrator Web site properties, and the SMTP virtual server's Smarthost setting is incorrect.
To work around this issue, correct the Smarthost setting:
To resolve this issue download and install Windows 2000 Service Pack 2 fro the following link:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Internet Information Services 5.0.
Article ID: 273644 - Last Review: October 21, 2013 - Revision: 3.3