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    Outlook strangeness (OL 2002 SP2)

    Outlook 2002 is not acting right. I have 2 accounts setup for email - one receives only, the other sends only. In the send account, the incoming server address is set to DUMMY. In the receive account the outgoing server address is set to DUMMY. In Outlook Tools | Send/Receive Settings | Define Send/Receive Groups | Edit, I have the correct checkbox for each account unchecked (e.g. the outbound account only has the send mail items checked, but not the receive mail items box).

    I have send/receive set to run automatically every 15 minutes. But this morning I noticed that Outlook is TRYING to send on the INCOMING account every 60 seconds. But there isn't anything to send in the Outbox and it couldn't happen anyway because there is no outgoing server defined on the send account. I have no idea where the 60 second interval is coming from.

    My first thought was maybe, somehow, I got an infection. I did a virus scan, trojan scan and pest scan and nothing came up positive. I went over and over the parameters for Outlook. I closed the net connection. I closed Outlook. I looke in the process running list. I checked the services list. I rebooted. Nothing has helped. This is the message I get every 60 seconds:

    Task 'Receive only - Sending' reported error (0x80070057) : 'Could not complete the operation. One or more parameter values are not valid.'

    Again, there is nothing sitting in the Outbox to send anyway.

    Yesterday, I put on the new MS IE Cumulative patch and the MDAC patch. Have to wonder if one of these did something to Outlook?

    <font color=4682b4> I know someone will probably ask why I have 2 separate accounts set up. This is a holdover from a past setup and since it has been working, I haven't changed it to one account. Am also wondering if this setup might provide some protection from a possible infection that tries to do a mass email? Regardless, the setup should not be contributing to the problem at hand. </font color=4682b4>

    So any ideas on how to isolate what is going on?

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    Re: Outlook strangeness (OL 2002 SP2)

    Hi

    I did a google on the error code and got this:

    Possible answer

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    Re: Outlook strangeness (OL 2002 SP2)

    <hr>'Receive only - Sending' reported error (0x80070057) : 'Could not complete the operation. One or more parameter values are not valid.'<hr>
    In simple terms, this means that it can't understand what you have put in as an Outgoing server address. As a result, it is retrying in case there it has made a parsing error. There is beauty in your design, but, unfortunately, it is quite possible that - if there is any impact of patches - that the writers of the patch would not have taken into account the impact on a setup such as yours.
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    Re: Outlook strangeness (OL 2002 SP2)

    Yes, I had found that hit on the error also. I tried turning off all the rules but the problem still occured. There is no problem with the construction of any rule.

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    Re: Outlook strangeness (OL 2002 SP2)

    <hr>'Receive only - Sending' reported error (0x80070057) : 'Could not complete the
    operation. One or more parameter values are not valid.'<hr>

    <hr>In simple terms, this means that it can't understand what you have put in as an
    Outgoing server address. As a result, it is retrying in case there it has made a
    parsing error. There is beauty in your design, but, unfortunately, it is quite
    possible that - if there is any impact of patches - that the writers of the
    patch would not have taken into account the impact on a setup such as yours.<hr>

    I didn't have this problem before Tuesday. I was thinking that Outlook tries to do an automatic send whenever it receives email but that would mean that I should only see this message every 15 minutes. Instead, it has been kicking off every 60 seconds. That is what is strange. However, today, it doesn't seem to be happening as much. Nothing has changed since yesterday. I was just watching a receive in action. I got one new piece of spam mail on this receive and NO error message this time. I was thinking of turning on the Outlook debug log but when I've done this in the past, I haven't been able to make any sense of the output.

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    Re: Outlook strangeness (OL 2002 SP2)

    I turned on the Outlook debugging hoping that it would show something. It does seem to confirm that Outlook keeps trying to do a send on the dummy "Receive Only" SMTP server every 60 seconds. Why I don't know. Can anyone make any sense of this log excerpt?

    2003.08.23 01:45:36 Callback::ReportStatus[THIS: 001f92b8] (ulAsynchPhase = RSF_COMPLETED, hrStatus = 0x8004210b)
    2003.08.23 01:45:36 ResourceObject [THIS: 001c4d78]: Synch operation completed
    2003.08.23 01:45:36 ResourceObject [THIS: 001c4d78]: Synchronize called (flags = 00000001)
    2003.08.23 01:45:36 ResourceObject [THIS: 001c4d78]: Synch operation started (flags = 00000001)
    2003.08.23 01:45:36 ResourceObject [THIS: 001c4d78]: UploadItems: 2 messages to send
    2003.08.23 01:45:36 ResourceObject [THIS: 001c4d78]: SendItem: pCallback->Put
    2003.08.23 01:45:36 Callback::LogText[THIS: 001f92b8] (flags = LTF_TRACE, hr = 00000000, code = 00000000,
    2003.08.23 01:45:36 "CSMTPPutTask: Begin execution")
    2003.08.23 01:45:36 Callback::ExecuteThread[THIS: 001f92b8] (00001000) returns 00000000
    2003.08.23 01:45:36 Callback::LogText[THIS: 001f92b8] (flags = LTF_TRACE, hr = 00000000, code = 00000000,
    2003.08.23 01:45:36 "2003.08.23 01:45:36 ResourceObject [THIS: 001c4d78]: SendItem: pCallback->Put
    SMTP PH: Connecting to SMTP server")
    2003.08.23 01:45:36 Callback::ExecuteThread[THIS: 001f92b8] (00001000) returns 00000000
    2003.08.23 01:45:36 Callback::ReportStatus[THIS: 001b6d88] (ulAsynchPhase = RSF_CANCELED, hrStatus = 0x80004005)
    2003.08.23 01:45:36 Callback::ReportStatus[THIS: 001f92b8] (ulAsynchPhase = RSF_CONNECTED) Progress = 1/4
    2003.08.23 01:46:06 Callback::ReportStatus[THIS: 001f92b8] (ulAsynchPhase = RSF_COMPLETED, hrStatus = 0x8004210b)
    2003.08.23 01:46:06 ResourceObject [THIS: 001c4d78]: Synch operation completed
    2003.08.23 01:46:36 ResourceObject [THIS: 001c4d78]: Synchronize called (flags = 00000001)
    2003.08.23 01:46:36 ResourceObject [THIS: 001c4d78]: Synch operation started (flags = 00000001)
    2003.08.23 01:46:36 ResourceObject [THIS: 001c4d78]: UploadItems: 2 messages to send
    2003.08.23 01:46:36 ResourceObject [THIS: 001c4d78]: SendItem: pCallback->Put
    2003.08.23 01:46:36 Callback::ExecuteThread2003.08.23 01:46:36 Callback::LogText[THIS: 001f92b8] (flags = LTF_TRACE, hr = 00000000, code = 00000000,
    2003.08.23 01:46:36 "CSMTPPutTask: Begin execution")
    [THIS: 001f92b8] (00001000) returns 00000000
    2003.08.23 01:46:36 Callback::LogText[THIS: 001f92b8] (flags = LTF_TRACE, hr = 00000000, code = 00000000,
    2003.08.23 01:46:36 "2003.08.23 01:46:36 ResourceObject [THIS: 001c4d78]: SendItem: pCallback->Put
    SMTP PH: Connecting to SMTP server")
    2003.08.23 01:46:36 Callback::ExecuteThread[THIS: 001f92b8] (00001000) returns 00000000
    2003.08.23 01:46:36 Callback::ReportStatus[THIS: 00205be8] (ulAsynchPhase = RSF_CANCELED, hrStatus = 0x80004005)
    2003.08.23 01:46:36 Callback::ReportStatus[THIS: 001f92b8] (ulAsynchPhase = RSF_CONNECTED) Progress = 1/4
    2003.08.23 01:47:06 Callback::ReportStatus[THIS: 001f92b8] (ulAsynchPhase = RSF_COMPLETED, hrStatus = 0x8004210b)
    2003.08.23 01:47:06 ResourceObject [THIS: 001c4d78]: Synch operation completed
    2003.08.23 01:47:36 ResourceObject [THIS: 001c4d78]: Synchronize called (flags = 00000001)
    2003.08.23 01:47:36 ResourceObject [THIS: 001c4d78]: Synch operation started (flags = 00000001)
    2003.08.23 01:47:36 ResourceObject [THIS: 001c4d78]: UploadItems: 2 messages to send
    2003.08.23 01:47:36 ResourceObject [THIS: 001c4d78]: SendItem: pCallback->Put
    2003.08.23 01:47:36 Callback::LogText[THIS: 001c1ae0] (flags = LTF_TRACE, hr = 00000000, code = 00000000,
    2003.08.23 01:47:36 "CSMTPPutTask: Begin execution")
    2003.08.23 01:47:36 Callback::ExecuteThread[THIS: 001c1ae0] (00001000) returns 00000000
    2003.08.23 01:47:36 Callback::LogText[THIS: 001c1ae0] (flags = LTF_TRACE, hr = 00000000, code = 00000000,
    2003.08.23 01:47:36 "2003.08.23 01:47:36 ResourceObject [THIS: 001c4d78]: SendItem: pCallback->Put
    SMTP PH: Connecting to SMTP server")
    2003.08.23 01:47:36 Callback::ExecuteThread[THIS: 001c1ae0] (00001000) returns 00000000
    2003.08.23 01:47:36 Callback::ReportStatus[THIS: 001f92b8] (ulAsynchPhase = RSF_CANCELED, hrStatus = 0x80004005)
    2003.08.23 01:47:36 Callback::ReportStatus[THIS: 001c1ae0] (ulAsynchPhase = RSF_CONNECTED) Progress = 1/4
    2003.08.23 01:48:06 Callback::ReportStatus[THIS: 001c1ae0] (ulAsynchPhase = RSF_COMPLETED, hrStatus = 0x8004210b)
    2003.08.23 01:48:06 ResourceObject [THIS: 001c4d78]: Synch operation completed
    2003.08.23 01:48:36 ResourceObject [THIS: 001c4d78]: Synchronize called (flags = 00000001)
    2003.08.23 01:48:36 ResourceObject [THIS: 001c4d78]: Synch operation started (flags = 00000001)
    2003.08.23 01:48:36 ResourceObject [THIS: 001c4d78]: UploadItems: 2 messages to send
    2003.08.23 01:48:36 ResourceObject [THIS: 001c4d78]: SendItem: pCallback->Put
    2003.08.23 01:48:36 Callback::LogText[THIS: 002021a0] (flags = LTF_TRACE, hr = 00000000, code = 00000000,
    2003.08.23 01:48:36 "CSMTPPutTask: Begin execution")
    2003.08.23 01:48:36 Callback::ExecuteThread[THIS: 002021a0] (00001000) returns 00000000
    2003.08.23 01:48:36 Callback::LogText[THIS: 002021a0] (flags = LTF_TRACE, hr = 00000000, code = 00000000,
    2003.08.23 01:48:36 "2003.08.23 01:48:36 ResourceObject [THIS: 001c4d78]: SendItem: pCallback->Put
    SMTP PH: Connecting to SMTP server")
    2003.08.23 01:48:36 Callback::ExecuteThread[THIS: 002021a0] (00001000) returns 00000000
    2003.08.23 01:48:36 Callback::ReportStatus[THIS: 001c1ae0] (ulAsynchPhase = RSF_CANCELED, hrStatus = 0x80004005)
    2003.08.23 01:48:36 Callback::ReportStatus[THIS: 002021a0] (ulAsynchPhase = RSF_CONNECTED) Progress = 1/4
    2003.08.23 01:49:06 Callback::ReportStatus[THIS: 002021a0] (ulAsynchPhase = RSF_COMPLETED, hrStatus = 0x8004210b)
    2003.08.23 01:49:06 ResourceObject [THIS: 001c4d78]: Synch operation completed
    2003.08.23 01:49:09 ResourceObject [THIS: 001c4d78]: Destroyed
    2003.08.23 01:49:09 ResourceObject [THIS: 001cf9a0]: Destroyed
    2003.08.23 01:49:09 Resource manager terminated

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    Re: Outlook strangeness (OL 2002 SP2)

    <hr>2003.08.23 01:45:36 ResourceObject [THIS: 001c4d78]: UploadItems: 2 messages to send<hr>
    Were there in fact 2 items in your Outbox (even if they had been set up to be sent by the other account) at this point in time - or was it empty?
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    Re: Outlook strangeness (OL 2002 SP2)

    Yes, there were 2 items but they were quickly sent through the SEND ONLY account. Regardless, the same sequence repeats for ad infinitum even when there is nothing in the Outbox, every 60 seconds, even though my receive interval is set for 15 minutes now.

    I'd be curious what someone else (you?) shows in an Outlook debug log. If you want to try this, go to Tools-Options-Other tab and click Advanced Options button. Turn on the checkbox next to "Enable mail logging (troubleshooting)", Save the change and then close Outlook. Restart Outlook and let it run for 15-20 minutes. Go back to the Options and turn off the checkbox. Save the change. Close Outlook. Go to your system TEMP folder and find the file named OPMLOG.LOG. This is the Outlook log. Take a look at it and see if you can tell what frequency it is checking and trying to send mail. Does it match with the interval you have set in Outlook options?

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    Re: Outlook strangeness (OL 2002 SP2)

    Hi,

    I tried this (I have Outlook 2002 SP-2 too). My send/receive interval is set to 5 minutes, and the log shows that Outlook checks at exactly 5 minute intervals (give or take a few seconds), with no activity in between.

    You wrote that you already did a virus scan etc. Did that include a check for spyware, for instance using Spybot Search & Destroy?

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    Re: Outlook strangeness (OL 2002 SP2)

    <hr>I tried this (I have Outlook 2002 SP-2 too). My send/receive interval is set to 5 minutes, and the log shows that Outlook checks at exactly 5 minute intervals (give or take a few seconds), with no activity in between.

    You wrote that you already did a virus scan etc. Did that include a check for spyware, for instance using Spybot Search & Destroy?

    Regards - Hans <hr>

    Yes, I did a trojan search using Sypbot. In thinking on this futher, I am not sure anyone who doesn't have two seperate email accounts set up (one to receive only, one to send only) will be able to correlate what I am seeing. I don't have another system or pop3 email account to test with either.

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