XFOR: IIS 4.0 SMTP Does Not Retry Delivery on HELO/EHLO Failures

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We strongly recommend that all users upgrade to Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) version 6.0 running on Microsoft Windows Server 2003. IIS 6.0 significantly increases Web infrastructure security. For more information about IIS security-related topics, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Symptoms
The SMTP service included with Internet Information Server 4.0 rejectsmessages when the HELO or EHLO command times out. When the SMTP servicetries to deliver a message and times out while waiting for the response tothe HELO or EHLO command, an NDR is generated and no further retries areattempted.
Resolution
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack

Status
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft InternetInformation Server (IIS) version 4.0. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 4.
Properties

Article ID: 194787 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 08:00:00 - Revision: 6.0

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