Thanks for the info.
Actually got it to "work". By leaving the SmtpServer value blank, stopping
the SMTP service, and making sure that the windows service account is a member
of the local admins, that seems to do the trick - the "pending" emails are
stored in the pickup folder where they can be read.
Make sure you machine name is resolvable by DNS - or try putting in
127.0.0.1 or your actual IP address.
There was a problem in earlier versions of the .net framework that
required the NS$InstanceName service to be a member of the local
administrators group. I think that's been resolved now, but you may
want to try adding it to the group to eliminate that as a possibility
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On Wed, 12 Jul 2006 13:31:41 +0000 (UTC), matt roberts
<[email protected]> wrote:
Shyams Pather's book for SSNS says that you can use the local SMTP
service to debug email notifications, and make sure that all is
Unfourtunately, I can't get it to work for me, does anyone out there
have any experience using it in SSNS? I am using SSNS 2005, and as
per the instructions, I have set the DeliveryChannel up with a blank
SMTPServer as follows:
Also as per the instructions, I stop my local SMTP Service (which is
supposed to make it stick the emails in c:\inetpub\mailroot\pickup),
but when I generate an email notirication I get this in the event log
Description: The e-mail address or SMTP server value is not valid.
Message Recipients: myemailadresshere
Description: The "SendUsing" configuration value is invalid.
Description: Exception has been thrown by the target of an
invocation. Description: The "SendUsing" configuration value is
ComponentDetails: ComponentName: SmtpProtocol
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Any ideas? I have also tried starting the SMTP service, and also
specifying my actual computer name in the SmtpServer setting
Thanks in advance