Exchange SMTP Protocol Errors
Posted on 2008-10-22
We are running Exchnage 2003 on a Windows 2003 server. The eventlog logs many of the following events:
Source MSExchange Transport
Category: SMTP Protocol
Event ID: 7004
This is an SMTP protocol error log for virtual server ID 1, connection #35. The remote host "1998.69.x.x.", responded to the SMTP command "xexch50" with "504 Need to authenticate first". The full commmand sent was "XEXCH50 2072 2". this will probably cause the connection to fail.
All of these errors contain different IP addresses. I have searched for a solution for quite some time and dont seem to find the answer. If anyone can help with this I would be so grateful!!!