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I am trying to run down some email issues and I'm going through the SMTP Logs. I have so many variations in the logs that I can't remember what a typical successful connection looks like.

Could somebody post for me an example of a successful inbound and outbound connection that is specific to Exchange. The Outbound especially.

Many Thanks
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Here's the MS KB article on SMTP Logs.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/155455

I just turned logging on and I'll post my log in a couple hours.
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Here's part of my smtp log file.  Let me know if you want me to turn on any details.
ex081023.txt
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That's great, thanks.

Any chance I could get an outbound connection?
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I'll start a log now and post it in a couple hours.
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Checking back in to see if you can post the log.
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Sorry, I completely spaced it.

The log that I ran isn't the outgoing connection log.  Can you tell me which specific log your running so I can post the same one back to you.

Sorry again for the delay.
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No problem.

I'm just running the regular logging with all the options on. It shows up on the smtpsvc1 log like this

2008-10-21 15:08:28 206.47.199.*** OutboundConnectionCommand SMTPSVC1
2008-10-21 15:08:28 206.47.199.*** OutboundConnectionResponse SMTPSVC1
2008-10-21 15:08:28 206.47.199.*** OutboundConnectionCommand SMTPSVC1

Only mine has more errors than actual valid log entries.
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Here's a couple;

2008-10-29 15:39:37 65.54.245.40 OutboundConnectionCommand SMTPSVC1 SERVER - 25 EHLO - mycompany.com 0 0 4 0 188 SMTP - - - -
2008-10-29 15:39:37 65.54.245.40 OutboundConnectionResponse SMTPSVC1 SERVER - 25 - - 250-bay0-mc10-f22.bay0.hotmail.com+(3.7.0.89)+Hello+[63.135.208.12] 0 0 67 0 266 SMTP - - - -
2008-10-29 15:39:37 65.54.245.40 OutboundConnectionCommand SMTPSVC1 SERVER - 25 MAIL - FROM:<TLC@mycompany.com>+SIZE=13204 0 0 4 0 266 SMTP - - - -
2008-10-29 15:39:37 65.54.245.40 OutboundConnectionResponse SMTPSVC1 SERVER - 25 - - 250+TLC@mycompany.com....Sender+OK 0 0 47 0 359 SMTP - - - -
2008-10-29 15:39:37 65.54.245.40 OutboundConnectionCommand SMTPSVC1 SERVER - 25 RCPT - TO:<dircks@hotmail.com> 0 0 4 0 359 SMTP - - - -
2008-10-29 15:39:37 65.54.245.40 OutboundConnectionResponse SMTPSVC1 SERVER - 25 - - 250+dircks@hotmail.com+ 0 0 26 0 453 SMTP - - - -
2008-10-29 15:39:37 65.54.245.40 OutboundConnectionCommand SMTPSVC1 SERVER - 25 BDAT - 13204+LAST 0 0 4 0 453 SMTP - - - -
2008-10-29 15:39:39 65.54.245.40 OutboundConnectionResponse SMTPSVC1 SERVER - 25 - - 250++<2677906A1EC6944A8184D033E8B8487F112EB9@SERVER.TLC.local>+Queued+mail+for+delivery 0 0 87 0 1469 SMTP - - - -
2008-10-29 15:39:39 65.54.245.40 OutboundConnectionCommand SMTPSVC1 SERVER - 25 QUIT - - 0 0 4 0 1484 SMTP - - - -
2008-10-29 15:39:39 65.54.245.40 OutboundConnectionResponse SMTPSVC1 SERVER - 25 - - 221+bay0-mc10-f22.bay0.hotmail.com+Service+closing+transmission+channel 0 0 71 0 1578 SMTP - - - -

2008-10-28 21:57:54 209.85.199.114 OutboundConnectionResponse SMTPSVC1 SERVER - 25 - - 220+mx.google.com+ESMTP+f42si2836542rvb.6 0 0 41 0 140 SMTP - - - -
2008-10-28 21:57:54 209.85.199.114 OutboundConnectionCommand SMTPSVC1 SERVER - 25 EHLO - mycompany.com 0 0 4 0 140 SMTP - - - -
2008-10-28 21:57:54 209.85.199.114 OutboundConnectionResponse SMTPSVC1 SERVER - 25 - - 250-mx.google.com+at+your+service,+[63.135.208.12] 0 0 50 0 187 SMTP - - - -
2008-10-28 21:57:54 209.85.199.114 OutboundConnectionCommand SMTPSVC1 SERVER - 25 MAIL - FROM:<Todd@mycompany.com>+SIZE=1419 0 0 4 0 203 SMTP - - - -
2008-10-28 21:57:54 209.85.199.114 OutboundConnectionResponse SMTPSVC1 SERVER - 25 - - 250+2.1.0+OK+f42si2836542rvb.6 0 0 30 0 265 SMTP - - - -
2008-10-28 21:57:54 209.85.199.114 OutboundConnectionCommand SMTPSVC1 SERVER - 25 RCPT - TO:<wendy@lenz-financial.com> 0 0 4 0 265 SMTP - - - -
2008-10-28 21:57:54 209.85.199.114 OutboundConnectionResponse SMTPSVC1 SERVER - 25 - - 250+2.1.5+OK+f42si2836542rvb.6 0 0 30 0 531 SMTP - - - -
2008-10-28 21:57:54 209.85.199.114 OutboundConnectionCommand SMTPSVC1 SERVER - 25 DATA - - 0 0 4 0 531 SMTP - - - -
2008-10-28 21:57:54 209.85.199.114 OutboundConnectionResponse SMTPSVC1 SERVER - 25 - - 354++Go+ahead+f42si2836542rvb.6 0 0 31 0 609 SMTP - - - -
2008-10-28 21:57:54 209.85.199.114 OutboundConnectionResponse SMTPSVC1 SERVER - 25 - - 250+2.0.0+OK+1225231074+f42si2836542rvb.6 0 0 41 0 875 SMTP - - - -
2008-10-28 21:57:54 209.85.199.114 OutboundConnectionCommand SMTPSVC1 SERVER - 25 QUIT - - 0 0 4 0 890 SMTP - - - -
2008-10-28 21:57:54 209.85.199.114 OutboundConnectionResponse SMTPSVC1 SERVER - 25 - - 221+2.0.0+closing+connection+f42si2836542rvb.6 0 0 46 0 937 SMTP - - - -

2008-10-27 17:41:57 209.246.150.166 OutboundConnectionResponse SMTPSVC1 SERVER - 25 - - 220+comail.netbsa.org+ESMTP 0 0 27 0 563 SMTP - - - -
2008-10-27 17:41:57 209.246.150.166 OutboundConnectionCommand SMTPSVC1 SERVER - 25 EHLO - mycompany.com 0 0 4 0 563 SMTP - - - -
2008-10-27 17:41:57 209.246.150.166 OutboundConnectionResponse SMTPSVC1 SERVER - 25 - - 250-comail.netbsa.org 0 0 21 0 672 SMTP - - - -
2008-10-27 17:41:57 209.246.150.166 OutboundConnectionCommand SMTPSVC1 SERVER - 25 MAIL - FROM:<TLC@mycompany.com>+SIZE=6116 0 0 4 0 734 SMTP - - - -
2008-10-27 17:41:57 209.246.150.166 OutboundConnectionResponse SMTPSVC1 SERVER - 25 - - 250+sender+<TLC@mycompany.com>+ok 0 0 46 0 828 SMTP - - - -
2008-10-27 17:41:57 209.246.150.166 OutboundConnectionCommand SMTPSVC1 SERVER - 25 RCPT - TO:<sarah@cpbsa.org> 0 0 4 0 828 SMTP - - - -
2008-10-27 17:41:57 209.246.150.166 OutboundConnectionResponse SMTPSVC1 SERVER - 25 - - 250+recipient+<sarah@cpbsa.org>+ok 0 0 35 0 938 SMTP - - - -
2008-10-27 17:41:57 209.246.150.166 OutboundConnectionCommand SMTPSVC1 SERVER - 25 DATA - - 0 0 4 0 938 SMTP - - - -
2008-10-27 17:41:57 209.246.150.166 OutboundConnectionResponse SMTPSVC1 SERVER - 25 - - 354+go+ahead 0 0 12 0 1047 SMTP - - - -
2008-10-27 17:41:57 209.246.150.166 OutboundConnectionResponse SMTPSVC1 SERVER - 25 - - 250+ok:++Message+218725457+accepted 0 0 35 0 1344 SMTP - - - -
2008-10-27 17:41:57 209.246.150.166 OutboundConnectionCommand SMTPSVC1 SERVER - 25 QUIT - - 0 0 4 0 1359 SMTP - - - -
2008-10-27 17:41:57 209.246.150.166 OutboundConnectionResponse SMTPSVC1 SERVER - 25 - - 221+comail.netsa.org 0 0 21 0 1453 SMTP - - - -
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Thanks very much
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