A couple of suggestions.
1) Do you see any helpful messages in the Applications portion of the Event
Viewer? If not, try turning up logging a bit to see if that yields any more
2) You could create a server monitor which would start services that have
stopped. This is a band-aid thing and would not really help diagnose your
problem as much as it would help cut down on the length of time that the
MTA is down.
* Glenn A. Harm
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> Message Transfer Agent (MTA)this is located under NetAdmin and then CP
> Services. Here you will observe both the 'status' and 'startup' setting
> that is applied to each service. On our server, startup is defaulted to
> automatic, and we leave the server on 24/7. However, nearly every day we
> are have to go and manual 'start' the MTA. This stays running for some
> time, then a day or two later we notice incoming messages are not be
> allowed to be queued in because the MTA has apparently been stopped.
> we have to go in and again manually start it.
> I was hoping someone could offer some advice on how to resolve this
> Dave Cox