I am having problems with my Exchange 2003 server running on Win2k3. About every 48 hours or so the SMTP connector freezes up and it no longer responds to telnet port 25. There are no error messages in the event log, despite having logging turned to maximum. The only errors I am getting are 7004 and 7010 errors. I have followed the steps located here: http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;843106&spid=1773&sid=344
but to no avail.
When I find the server has stopped responding I try and stop the SMTP service by either stopping the SMTP connector in Exchange System Manager or the SMTP service in the services tool. It locks up the system manager forever, and it gets stuck in the "Stopping" state in the services tool. The only way I can restart it is by killing the inetinfo.exe process in task manager.
After I do this it starts up fine, however it then does something even weirder. It starts resending 2 emails sent by different users over a week ago. There is nothing at all special about these emails, but so far they have been sent about 30 times, once every time I restart the inetinfo process (or restart the computer). Can someone please tell me how to ensure these are not sent again, and what I can do to fix my exchange problems? It is really getting bad.
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