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Cannot transfer message to node due to connection error in SCOT


I am facing this problem that the mails are not being sent to the external (non SAP mail server - Lotus Notes) and get i the above error :

Cannot transfer message to node due to connection error.

It says the system could not set up a connection to the RFC destination . Therefore, the message could not be transferred to node .

Do i need to anything via SM59 ?

Anyone know how to solve this ?

Is this Developer issue / Basis issue ?

Thanks and Regards,


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  • Posted on Jan 13, 2005 at 08:47 PM

    Hi Anuj,

    Before I can answer, could please let us know as to what are you using to send this mail? Is it just calling the SAP Office function module, or sending it to SAP inbox and then forwarding it to external mail> Or is it calling the native "send mail" or is there a third party EAI tool in between?

    Depending on that you problem might lie anywhere between unix permissions, gateway/firewall restrictions on the SAP unix box, or RFC destination definition issues etc.

    But if you ask if it is a developer or a basis problem, it is a basis task but a developer's problem to explain it to the basis person.



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  • Posted on Jan 13, 2005 at 10:28 PM

    Run transaction SCOT and do a routing test on internet SMTP. See whether you get any error.

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    • Hi Anuj,

      Check the following OSS notes.

      455140    Configuration E-mail, fax, paging/SMS via SMTP
      455127    E-mail (SMTP) in different SAP releases       
      607108    Problem analysis when you send or receive e-mails

      If you don't have access to OSS, please let me know.


      Message was edited by: Srinivas Adavi

      Just another thing. In transaction SCOT, when you double click on the node, it opens up the config of the node. Do have the box 'Node in use' checked?

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