Microsoft KB Archive/170628
Article ID: 170628
Article Last Modified on 10/30/2006
- Microsoft Mail for PC Networks 3.5
This article was previously published under Q170628
Mail delivery fails and the Session.log of External shows similar entries:
There is a problem accessing the postoffice because External has failed to read from disk possibly because of a network connection problem. The error "mailbag truncated by up_retries" means External had a problem at the time it was processing mail in the referenced mailbag. These errors together suggest a failure in the network connection.
A network trace may be necessary to pinpoint the connection failure. There is a short-term workaround that works with the MS-DOS MTA only. A setting in the External.ini will allow External to restart when it encounters a critcal error. The setting is:
This is not a fix but can be used as a workaround until the cause of the problem can be determined and resolved.
External will return an error generated by Interrupt 24h in MS-DOS (Critical-Error Handler).
The "device error = c" means "general failure". Here is the list of other possible values:
code meaning ---- ----------------------------------- 00h write-protected disk 01h unknown unit 02h drive not ready 03h invalid command 04h data error (CRC) 05h bad request structure length 06h seek error 07h non-DOS disk 08h sector not found 09h printer out of paper 0ah write fault 0bh read fault 0ch general failure 0fh invalid disk change (dos 3 & later)
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