The connection was dropped by the remote host.

Posted on 2006-11-02
Last Modified: 2010-03-06
We were having a problem of "The connection was dropped by the Remote Host" on our Exchange Server 2000 running on Windows 2000 SBS. We were able to send emails to most domains but not AOL. I tried smtp connection from the server. Test was sucess, and could see the email in AOL. Please help I you have any idea~~~~
Question by:cindyshi
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redseatechnologies earned 20 total points
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Hi cindyshi,

You need an SMTP connector for AOL

Hope that helps,

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Expert Comment

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Put your domain in to and see whether it flags any errors.
Have you looked at the Postmaster site?


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THanks redseatechnologies and Sembee. But still can not figure out what's wrong with it. It look like what I have is different as AOL's MX records. But telnet test could pass.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>nslookup -q=mx
Address: MX preference = 15, mail exchanger = MX preference = 15, mail exchanger = MX preference = 15, mail exchanger = MX preference = 15, mail exchanger = nameserver = nameserver = nameserver = nameserver =    internet address =    internet address =    internet address =    internet address =    internet address =    internet address =    internet address =    internet address =    internet address =    internet address =    internet address =    internet address =    internet address =    internet address =    internet address =    internet address =       internet address =       internet address =
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Expert Comment

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AOL is such much hassle to get it to work correctly that I don't tend to even try and troubleshoot - I go straight for an SMTP Connector - as was posted in the first response.


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