I am getting constant 3005 evet ID's in the application log of both of my Exchange 2003 Front End servers which handle delivery of inbound and outbound Internet email. Below is a snapshot of what a particular event is saying:
Event Type: Error
Event Source: MSExchangeTransport
Event Category: NDR
Event ID: 3005
Time: 9:45:03 AM
A non-delivery report with a status code of 4.4.6 was generated for recipient rfc822;email@example.com (Message-ID <001001c6c6af$c79adf70$23a
Cause: The maximum hop count was exceeded for this message. This non-delivery report can also be caused if a looping condition exists between sending and receiving servers that are not in the same Exchange organization. In this situation, the message bounces back and forth until the hop count is exceeded. A configuration error in the e-mail system can also cause the message to bounce between two servers or to be forwarded between two recipients.
Solution: The maximum hop count is a property set on each virtual server and you can manually override it. The default maximum hop count is 15. Also, check for any situations that might cause loops between servers.
For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp
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Annoying issue and makes the Application Log pretty useless because the Event ID's fill up the entire log. Microsoft's website was of no help. Anyone else had this same issue and might share what the solution was ?