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  • #202125


    What’s up with this message?

    Server Error in Forum Application
    An error has occured while sending an email.
    Please contact the forum administrator.
    Support Error Code:-err_SQLServer_send_mail_footer
    File Name:-functions_send_mail.asp
    Error details:-
    The message could not be sent to the SMTP server. The transport error code was 0x80040217. The server response was not available

  • #202132


    Thanks? I think. I’m leigo when it comes to tech. net lingo. I get this message when I post a comment here on the forum and sometimes when I click on a thread. I have to re-click on the forum in order to go back to he forum once a message this message appears. I just renewed my McAfee/crappie subscription this morning and then it started throwing up this error message.

  • #202137


    I still got your PM.
    The server gives a similar error when posting, at least for me.

  • #202139

    Yeah, been receiving that as well today (and any reply composed, lost). Then when I retry, and yet again, the end result is I’ve posted the same things three times. If you receive the sever error message, go back to the Active Topics and see if your reply was received. Probably was.

  • #202143


    I got one when I posted … but the post was there.

  • #202146

    sven van ‘t Veer

    It’s an email the server tries to send when someone is watching a post.
    It probably means the mail server of the site crashed. Or the username and or password where changed on one side and not on the other.

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  • #202152


    [QUOTE=Twirly]I still got your PM.
    The server gives a similar error when posting, at least for me.[/QUOTE]

  • #202153


    awww, how gay!

  • #202217


    Gringoes Staff:
    I would also like to report that I am no longer receiving reply notifications to my Forum posts.
    …if you are working on resolving these problems, I hope.

  • #202463


    I can’t read my PM because of this error.
    What now?

  • #202583


    PMs are a no go! Can’t open NADA!

  • #202590

    sven van ‘t Veer

    I can read my pm’s no problem

  • #202894


    the problem I reported is fixed. thanks.

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  • #202129


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    The error means that theSMTP server rejected your e-mail from some reason. There might be severalreasons:

    1. account information(username/domain/password) is incorrect

    2. SMTP server doesnot support NTLM authentication (AFAIK, but I am not sure, RS uses NTLMauthentication)

    3. SMTP server supportsanonymous access. In this case, do not provide account information at all.refer to the below link and intenet search for instructions to changethe configuration file in order to disable the authentication.

    4. SMTP server does notallow you to send e-mails externally, there is a rely problem, or othererror occured on the server. Check with SMTP administrator if possible what whasthe exact error code on the SMTP server.


    (pronounced as separate letters)Short for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol,a protocolforsending e-mailmessagesbetween servers. Moste-mail systems that send mail over the Internetuse SMTPto send messages from one server to another; the messages can then be retrievedwith an e-mail clientusing either POPor IMAP. Inaddition, SMTP is generally used to send messages from a mail client to a mailserver. This is why you need to specify both the POP or IMAP server and theSMTP server when you configureyoure-mail application.

    SMTP Protocol Overview

    Simple Mail TransferProtocol (SMTP),documented in RFC 821, is Internet’s standard host-to-host mailtransport protocol and traditionally operates over TCP, port 25. In otherwords, a UNIX user can type telnet hostname 25and connect with an SMTP server, if one ispresent.

    SMTP uses a style ofasymmetric request-response protocol popular in the early 1980s, and still seenoccasionally, most often in mail protocols. The protocol is designed to beequally useful to either a computer or a human, though not too forgiving of thehuman. From the server’s viewpoint, a clear set of commands is provided and well-documentedin the RFC. For the human, all the commands are clearly terminated by newlinesand a HELP command lists all of them. From the sender’s viewpoint, the commandreplies always take the form of text lines, each starting with a three-digitcode identifying the result of the operation, a continuation character toindicate another lines following, and then arbitrary text information designedto be informative to a human.

    If mail delivery fails,sendmail (the most important SMTP implementation) will queue mail messages andretry delivery later. However, a backoff algorithm is used, and no mechanismexists to poll all Internet hosts for mail, nor does SMTP provide any mailboxfacility, or any special features beyond mail transport. For these reasons,SMTP isn’t a good choice for hosts situated behind highly unpredictable lines(like modems). A better-connected host can be designated as a DNS mailexchanger, then arrange for a relay scheme. Currently, there two mainconfigurations that can be used. One is to configure POP mailboxes and a POPserver on the exchange host, and let all users use POP-enabled mail clients.The other possibility is to arrange for a periodic SMTP mail transfer from theexchange host to another, local SMTP exchange host which has been queuing allthe outbound mail. Of course, since this solution does not allow full-timeInternet access, it is not too preferred.

    RFC 1869defined the capability for SMTP serviceextensions, creating Extended SMTP, or ESMTP. ESMTP is by definitionextensible, allowing new service extensions to be defined and registered withIANA. Probably the most important extension currently available is DeliveryStatus Notification (DSN), defined in RFC 1891.

    SMTP works onlayerl 7 of the OSI model

    Layer 7: application layer

    The application layeris the OSI layer closest to the enduser, which means that both the OSI application layer and the user interactdirectly with the software application. This layer interacts with softwareapplications that implement a communicating component. Such applicationprograms fall outside the scope of the OSI model. Application-layer functionstypically include identifying communication partners, determining resourceavailability, and synchronizing communication. When identifying communicationpartners, the application layer determines the identity and availability of communicationpartners for an application with data to transmit. When determining resourceavailability, the application layer must decide whether sufficient network orthe requested communication exist. In synchronizing communication, allcommunication between applications requires cooperation that is managed by theapplication layer. Some examples of application-layer implementationsalso include:

    • On OSI stack:
  • On TCP/IP stack:
  • OSI Model

    Layer1: physical layer

    The physical layerdefines electricaland physical specifications fordevices. In particular, it defines the relationship between a device and a transmissionmedium, such as acopper or fiberoptical cable. Thisincludes the layout of pins, voltages, cablespecifications, hubs, repeaters, network adapters, host bus adapters(HBA used in storagearea networks) andmore.

    The major functions andservices performed by the physical layer are:

    Parallel SCSIbuses operate in this layer,although it must be remembered that the logical SCSIprotocol is a transport layer protocol thatruns over this bus. Various physical-layer Ethernet standards are also in thislayer; Ethernet incorporates both this layer and the data link layer. The sameapplies to other local-area networks, such as token ring, FDDI, ITU-TG.hnand IEEE 802.11, as well as personal area networkssuch as Bluetoothand IEEE802.15.4.

    [edit] Layer 2: data link layer

    The data link layerprovides the functional andprocedural means to transfer data between network entities and to detect andpossibly correct errors that may occur in the physical layer. Originally, thislayer was intended for point-to-point and point-to-multipoint media,characteristic of wide area media in the telephone system. Local area networkarchitecture, which included broadcast-capable multiaccess media, was developedindependently of the ISO work in IEEE Project 802. IEEE work assumed sublayeringand management functions not required for WANuse. In modern practice, only error detection, not flow control using slidingwindow, is present in data link protocols such as Point-to-PointProtocol(PPP),and, on local area networks, the IEEE 802.2 LLClayer is not used for mostprotocols on the Ethernet, and on other local area networks, its flow controland acknowledgment mechanisms are rarely used. Sliding window flow control andacknowledgment is used at the transport layer by protocols such as TCP, but isstill used in niches where X.25offers performance advantages.

    The ITU-TG.hnstandard, which provides high-speed local areanetworking over existing wires (power lines, phone lines and coaxial cables),includes a complete data link layerwhich provides both errorcorrection and flow control by means of a selective repeatSlidingWindow Protocol.

    Both WAN and LAN servicearrange bits, from the physical layer, into logical sequences called frames.Not all physical layer bits necessarily go into frames, as some of these bitsare purely intended for physical layer functions. For example, every fifth bitof the FDDIbit stream is not used by the layer.

    [edit] WAN protocol architecture

    Connection-orientedWAN data link protocols, in additionto framing, detect and may correct errors. They are also capable of controllingthe rate of transmission. A WAN data link layer might implement a sliding windowflow control and acknowledgmentmechanism to provide reliable delivery of frames; that is the case for Synchronous Data Link Control(SDLC) and HDLC, and derivatives of HDLC such as LAPBand LAPD.

    [edit] IEEE 802 LAN architecture

    Practical, connectionlessLANs began with the pre-IEEE Ethernetspecification, which is the ancestor of IEEE 802.3. This layer manages the interactionof devices with a shared medium, which is the function of a mediaaccess control(MAC) sublayer. Above this MAC sublayer is the media-independent IEEE 802.2LogicalLink Control(LLC)sublayer, which deals with addressing and multiplexing on multiaccess media.

    While IEEE 802.3 is thedominant wired LAN protocol and IEEE 802.11the wireless LAN protocol,obsolescent MAC layers include Token Ringand FDDI. The MAC sublayer detects but does not correcterrors.


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