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You receive a Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) e-mail message from an external organization. When you forward the message from Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server to another mail server through an X.400 connector, the X.400 connector does not add an entry to the message tracking log.
The SMTP service uses the Request for Comments (RFC) 822 message ID to write the message tracking logs. However, the message transfer agent (MTA) service uses the message transfer system ID (MTS-ID) to write the message tracking logs. To relate the message tracking log entries with the RFC 822 message ID and with the MTS-ID, each entry can contain a linked message ID field.
In a pure SMTP submission, an MTS-ID is not added until the message is submitted to the Microsoft Exchange Information Store service for gateway delivery. Therefore, a link is not established in the message tracking logs. When the MTA service writes the message tracking logs for the outgoing X.400 transfer, the MTA service does not write the RFC 822 message ID in the linked message ID field.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
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Because of file dependencies, this hotfix requires Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4). For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to obtain the latest Windows 2000 service pack
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Date Time Version Size File name ------------------------------------------------------- 14-Jul-2004 19:59 6.0.6611.0 331,776 Exsmtp.dll
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Exchange 2000 Server.
After you apply this hotfix, an MTS-ID is added before a message is submitted to the Microsoft Exchange Information Store service for gateway delivery. Therefore, the MTA service will write the RFC 822 message ID in the linked message ID field.