This may be an IIS/SMTP and if so then apologies for the OT post.<BR>Have never had a problem with CDONTS on this server before.<BR>Have a page that spits out an email in the usual way. No email arrives and in the badmail folder is a file with the extension .BAD (usually it is .eml and I can use this to see what it's problem was). I open this file and get the following details..... "Error is processing file in pickup directory.".<BR>The specific error code was 0xc00402ce<BR><BR>I have searched ms.com without success. I've also posted the very basic CDONTS code below.<BR>Any ideas whats happening? (Win2k Advanced server, IIS5, SMTP stopped/started)<BR><BR>mailMsg = "Serial number: " & PCid & "<BR>"<BR>mailMsg = mailMsg & "Description: " & description & "<P>"<BR>mailMsg = mailMsg & "Staff name: " & staffName & "<BR>"<BR>mailMsg = mailMsg & "Staff email address: " & staffEmail<BR>set objMail = Server.CreateObject("CDONTS.NewMail")<BR>objMail.T o = staffEmail<BR>objMail.bcc = "firstname.lastname@example.org"<BR>objMail.subject = "ISD hardware sale"<BR>objMail.body = mailMsg<BR>objMail.send<BR>set objMail=nothing<BR>response.redirect "index.asp"