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#500 Firewall Error ##

Occasionally I have received the following error when trying to send emails to other organisation from Exchange 2007:

Diagnostic information for administrators:
Generating server: #500 Firewall Error ##

It turns out that this is actually due to the Cisco router inspecting SMTP traffic. Entering the command below into IOS fixed the issue:

no ip inspect name SDM_LOW esmtp

Catastrophic Failure

Andy Aitken, a guy I work with, evidently abused his copy of Visual Studio 2008 to breaking point and got this message in return. Hats off.


UPDATE: It turns out that a week later I too rose to the dizzy heights of Aitken’s abuse: