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SMTP Send Timeout

Is it possible to configure a send timeout for outgoing SMTP messages, so that SAP regards the send order as failed if the timeout expires before the remote server accepts the data with "250 OK" ?

I test with a MiniSap 710 system. It seems that when the send timeout (2 min) expires, the message is regarded as successfully sent. At least the recipient list in the SAPConnect outbox says "Recipient .... is valid. Delivery attempted." and no retries are done.

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    Posted on Jun 17, 2008 at 12:08 PM

    Hi

    Try this option

    icm/server_port_<*> = PROT=SMTP,PORT=<port>

    This opens a TCP/IP port for the reception of mails by the SMTP plug-in. <port> specifies the number of the port that is to be used. This port must not be occupied by any other program on this host. If no mails (including status notifications) are to be received in this SAP system, you can set <port> to 0.

    You can use TIMEOUT to define an optional maximum time (in seconds) that is to be waited for a response from the mail server

    • is the number like 0, 1 etc

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    Posted on Jun 17, 2008 at 12:41 PM

    Deepak: Thanks for the response. From the documentation, I assumed that the TIMEOUT value in the profile is only for receiving messages.

    I did a quick test and it seems that the timeout also applies to sending.

    But, - when the timeout expires, the message is still regarded as sent successfully. It seems that the SMTP node interprets the last positive response from the server (250 OK for the recipient) as a prove of successful delivery - which is not the case, as the end of the DATA has not been acknowledged.

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      Hi

      Please try to send the messge without the setting "confirmation on receipt", if you are able to do that, then please try these notes:

      Note 997428 - Error during status update

      Note 960880 - Error occurs in the case of status mails

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