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SMTP: Err Msg: Spawn (SMTPget): (2) No Such File or Directory

Article ID: 100925

Article Last Modified on 10/30/2006


  • Microsoft Mail Gateway to SMTP 2.1
  • Microsoft Mail Gateway to SMTP 3.0

This article was previously published under Q100925


Microsoft Mail Gateway to SMTP may display this error message:

ERROR Spawn (SMTPget): (2) No such file or directory
NC_incoming: system error


This indicates that the SMTP Gateway was unable to execute SMTPGET.EXE because of one or more of the following conditions:

  • SMTPGET.EXE is not located in the same drive and path as SMTPGATE.EXE.
  • The PATH statement does not include a path to the SMTPGET.EXE file.
  • The actual network path (not the share drive and path) to SMTPGATE.EXE is longer than 64 characters.
  • Access rights are incorrect.
  • Files or directories of the Mail database are hidden or damaged (that is, MASTER.GLB, NETWORK.GLB, \KEY, \MBG and/or \SMTP).
  • SMTPGET.EXE is corrupt or does not exist.


Ensure the above conditions do not exist, and then restart SMTPGATE.EXE.

Additional query words: 2.10 3.00 ERRMSG SMTP GET

Keywords: KB100925