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Microsoft KB Archive/107445

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Article ID: 107445

Article Last Modified on 10/30/2006


  • Microsoft Mail Gateway to X.400 3.2

This article was previously published under Q107445


Microsoft provides a replacement for the X400GATE.EXE file that is included with version 3.2 of Microsoft Mail Gateway to X.400. The replacement file corrects a number of problems in the original X400GATE.EXE file.

For complete information about obtaining and installing the X400GATE.EXE file, see the following sections:

  • To download the updated file
  • To replace your X.400 executable files


This replacement file corrects the following problems:

  • Characters with diacritical marks (accents) are improperly encoded.
  • The encoded information type (EIT) for ISO-6937 is improperly encoded.
  • The gateway does not update the RECV.LOG file for messages received by the gateway.
  • The gateway hangs if the subject line contains enough spaces (ASCII 32D or 20H) after the subject text to cause the total length to be 74 or more characters.
  • The gateway hangs if a user forwards or replies to a message that was previously returned by the X.400 gateway (usually because of a bad address). This forward or reply message adds characters to the subject line, changing the total length to 74 or more characters, with spaces in the seventy-fourth and following positions.
  • The gateway tp4 stack incorrectly replies to a recovery packet and displays "ERROR: Pconnect..."
  • The gateway hangs after it processes two messages that have large distribution lists.
  • The gateway generates an "ERROR 58" message when it transmits mail or attachments to an ISODE Openpath user, even though the user successfully receives the message.
  • The gateway generates invalid minor synchronization points, causing an "ERROR 3." If debug mode is used, the error "DEBUG (tp4_recv): connection x: tp_receive() failed" occurs.
  • The gateway begins to create nondelivery reports. If the External Mail program tries to deliver these reports, the following error occurs in the SYSTEM.LOG file: "Message was not delivered: routing file was corrupted."
  • The gateway generates a free-form name longer than the 64 character limit specified in NIST, causing the message to be rejected by the receiving message transfer agent (MTA).
  • The gateway runs out of memory when you use ISO6937 as message body text. The gateway then misplaces subsequent messages, reporting the error "ERROR 3 (AttachP2): ISO6937 conversion failed."
  • If the gateway is configured to use a checkpoint size of 10, it may display the error "DEBUG (T4 SEND): CONNECTION 32: TP SEND() FAILED: 3." It then will not process any more messages.
  • If a large (4000 or more names) custom address map exists, the gateway may process messages slowly.
  • Read receipts and delivery notifications may be sent to the incorrect address by Softswitch EMX if the unique identifier the Microsoft Mail Gateway to X.400 places on each message is not unique.
  • Microsoft Mail Gateway to X.400 does not successfully extract outbound mail from .MAI files.
  • Incoming nondelivery reports may cause the following error:

    ERROR 4 (converting X.400 delivery report): Decoding X.400 Message

To download the updated file

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services

Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help to prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

After you download X400GA.EXE to a clean directory, run it (by typing x400ga at the MS-DOS command prompt) to extract the contents of the file. You should receive the following files:

X400GATE.EXE (515,860 bytes, dated 04/18/95, 9:04 A.M.)
README.TXT (5,714 bytes, dated 10/28/94, 8:30 P.M.)

(The README.TXT file included with this update is a revised version of the readme shipped on the gateway disk.)

To replace your X.400 executable file

At the MS-DOS command prompt, type the following and press ENTER

copy <path>\x400gate.exe <destination>

where <path> is the drive and directory where you ran the self- extracting X400GA.EXE file and <destination> is the drive and directory where your X.400 executable files currently reside. For example, if the X.400 executable files are located in the MAILEXE directory on drive C and you ran the self-extracting file from the TEST directory on drive D, type the following command:

copy d:\test\x400gate.exe c:\mailexe

NOTE: The X400GATE.EXE file typically resides on the postoffice server in the Mail executables directory as well as on the machine where the gateway is running. Make sure all copies are updated appropriately.

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