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Error during configuring mail Service

Dear BASIS Gurus n Experts,

Can we configure the mail services on SAP without having a exchange/mail Server.

For this I have tries following but it is not working:

In Systems Default profile I have added: icm/server_port_1 PROT=SMTP,PORT=25,TIMEOUT=180, than

1. Used transaction SCOT

2. From top menu: View -> System Status

3. Double Click on SMTP

4. In Pop window entered description

5. Ticked on "Node in use" box

6. Entered the SMTP server name

7. Entered port 25

8. Clicked on the button next to Internet called "Set"

9. On next window Enter the * in "address area" box.

10. Click Continue --> Continue buttons to exit the main window

11. From top menu: Settings -> Default Domain enter the domain name as ""

12. Now defined the job to process the mail, from top menu: View -> Jobs

13. From top menu: Job -> Create

14. Enter a name as SMTP

15. Click on "INT" in the list then "Schedule job" button

16. Entered start date and time, then click on "Schedule Periodically" button

17. Entered 10 minutes.

Now I create a message in workplace, and send it to a mail id but get an error message:

Definately cannot transfer message to node SMTP due to connection error

Please Guide me where I am wrong.

Thanks in advance. Early response will be highly appreciated.


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    Jun 10, 2011 at 01:10 PM

    How do you think the mail would be sent without a mail/exchange server? These are just machines and software that understand their language. It is not possible without a mail server.

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      You need not configure the RFC unless your mail server communicates with that. What I meant to say is that your error message is pointing that there is no RFC connection to mail server which is not required. I would have been glad to assist further but without looking at the system it is difficult from here. Your job is picking up RFC instead of SMTP server metioned in your configuration. Please search on or raise a message with SAP.