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XADM: SMTP Causes Messages to Loop When You Move a Mailbox

This article was previously published under Q262685
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SYMPTOMS
When you move a mailbox from one server to another, Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) routes mail back and forth between servers, and eventually a non-delivery report (NDR) is generated.
CAUSE
When you move a mailbox from one server to another, and mail is sent before the directory change has been replicated, the two servers might set up a mail loop, each thinking that the other has the mailbox.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
The following files are available for download from the MicrosoftDownload Center:
For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
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STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 1.
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Article ID: 262685 - Last Review: 02/28/2014 00:32:42 - Revision: 4.7

Microsoft Windows 2000 Standard Edition, Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Standard Edition

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