You receive a "Success" response when using the Test-Mailflow command on an invalid or nonexistent external email address in an Exchange Server 2007 environment

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SYMPTOMS

You perform a monitoring latency test on an external email address by using the Test-Mailflow command on a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 server. In this situation, the command returns a Success response for this test if the external email address is invalid or nonexistent. 

CAUSE

This issue occurs because a relayed delivery status notification (DSN) is treated as a positive DSN in Exchange Server 2007.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this issue, install the following update rollup:
2407025 Description of Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the Test-Mailflow command, visit the following Microsoft website:
General information about the Test-Mailflow command

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Article ID: 2362371 - Last Review: December 14, 2010 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3, when used with:
    • Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Enterprise Edition
    • Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Standard Edition
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