?
Solved

SBS 2000 - problems with e-mail

Posted on 2004-09-06
2
Medium Priority
?
136 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-14
Hi, for some reason, we are experiecing major problems with our e-mail system. We are running SBS 2000 and exchange 5.5.

Every morning, we cannot receive or send mail. The Internet is working fine.

However, a reboot of the server seems to solve the problem.

I need help with this problem urgently.

Many thanks ... Cathy.
0
Comment
Question by:cdowd
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:idyllicsys
ID: 11989373
Cathy,

Does your event logs say anything?

Have you tried a manual test of SMTP in the morning before you reboot? Try this article. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=153119&product=exch2k

What errors are you getting? Are they NDR's or something else?  How long does it work for after you reboot?

Sorry for all the questions, but there are a lot of variables to figure out here.

Ted
----------------
MCSE, CSSA
www.idyllicsys.com
0
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
rdan2 earned 1000 total points
ID: 11993355
It sounds as if a service is stopping overnight, and a reboot fixes the problem because it forces the service to restart.

In the morning when your email is down goto the "administrative tools" and then view "services".  Scroll down the list to the "Microsoft Exchange..." titled services and see if any of them have the startup type of "Automatic" but dont have "Started" next to them.

If any of them are in that state, then no doubt the service is stopping overnight - sometimes a backup program can stop exchange while a backup performs but for some reason is failing to start the service again, if possible check that out.

Hope this helps.
0

Featured Post

Back Up Your Microsoft Windows Server®

Back up all your Microsoft Windows Server – on-premises, in remote locations, in private and hybrid clouds. Your entire Windows Server will be backed up in one easy step with patented, block-level disk imaging. We achieve RTOs (recovery time objectives) as low as 15 seconds.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
In this modest contribution, I want to share with the IT community (especially system administrators, IT Support Engineers and IT Help Desks) about Windows crashes/hangs and how to deal with these particular problems.
Michael from AdRem Software explains how to view the most utilized and worst performing nodes in your network, by accessing the Top Charts view in NetCrunch network monitor (https://www.adremsoft.com/). Top Charts is a view in which you can set seve…
Add bar graphs to Access queries using Unicode block characters. Graphs appear on every record in the color you want. Give life to numbers. Hopes this gives you ideas on visualizing your data in new ways ~ Create a calculated field in a query: …
Suggested Courses

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question