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Not receiving AutoSupport e-mails from ONTAP due to 550 5.7.1 Unable to relay

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Clustered Data ONTAP 8
  • SMTP
  • AutoSupport

Issue

NetApp controllers are unable to relay AutoSupport e-mails to external e-mail addresses, including autosupport @netapp.com using an SMTP mailhost server

Similar Error messages:

  • message: 550 5.7.1 Unable to relay
  • READMSG:554 Mail from user@domain.com rejected for policy reasons
  • message: Access denied: 550
Check Autosupoprt History
  • Cluster::>autosupport history show

             Seq                                    Attempt  Percent  Last
Node         Num   Destination Status               Count    Complete Update
------------ ----- ----------- -------------------- -------- -------- --------
node01      1680   smtp        transmission-failed  15       -        5/28/2020 02:20:53

 

  • Use the "system autosupport history show -seq-num ### -instance" command to review the specific sequence and the Last Error is Failed sending data to the peer.  

Cluster::> system autosupport history show -seq-num 1680 -instance

                            Node: node01
     AutoSupport Sequence Number: 1680
Destination for This AutoSupport: smtp
                   Trigger Event: callhome.management.log
             Time of Last Update: 5/28/2020 02:20:53
              Status of Delivery: transmission-failed
               Delivery Attempts: 15
             AutoSupport Subject: MANAGEMENT_LOG
                    Delivery URI: mailto:autosupport@netapp.com
                      Last Error: Failed sending data to the peer  
              Time of Generation: 5/28/2020 00:01:51
     AutoSupport Compressed Size: 131.4KB
                Percent Complete: -
                  Rate of Upload: -
       Time Remaining for Upload: 0s
   AutoSupport Decompressed Size: 476.0KB
      Total Collection Time (ms): 6257


The detailed error messages can be determined by viewing the errors logged by notifyd.log  in the AutoSupport subsystem by reviewing the /mroot/etc/log/mlog/notifyd.log or by reviewing your organization's Mailhost logs.

How to review notifyd.log


Run command
::> node run -node (node name) -command rdfile /etc/log/mlog/notifyd.log

Example output:

(emittime: 8/6/2017 01:16:27) (message: RCPT TO:<autosupport@netapp.com>)
(emittime: 8/6/2017 01:16:27) (message: SMTP 0x8115ae810 state change from MAIL to RCPT)
(emittime: 8/6/2017 01:16:32) (message: 550 5.7.1 Unable to relay)

or

(emittime: 7/7/2017 05:10:31) (message: DO phase starts)
(emittime: 7/7/2017 05:10:31) (message: MAIL FROM:< user@domain.com>)
(emittime: 7/7/2017 05:10:31) (message: SMTP 0x812b31810 state change from STOP to MAIL)
(emittime: 7/7/2017 05:10:31) (message: 554 Mail from  user@domain.com rejected for policy reasons.)

or

(emittime: 3/11/2015 10:11:58) (message: Access denied: 550)

or

(emittime: 12/3/2021 16:57:10) (message: MAIL FROM:<user@domain.com)
(emittime: 12/3/2021 16:57:10) (message: SMTP 0x80a708940 state change from STOP to MAIL)
(emittime: 12/3/2021 16:57:10) (message: STATE: DO => DOING handle 0x80bd5a008; line 1344 (connection #0) )
(emittime: 12/3/2021 16:57:10) (message: 530 5.7.1 Authentication required)
(emittime: 12/3/2021 16:57:10) (message: MAIL failed: 530)
(emittime: 12/3/2021 16:57:10) (message: DO phase failed)
(emittime: 12/3/2021 16:57:10) (message: Curl_done)
(emittime: 12/3/2021 16:57:10) (message: Marked for [closure]: SMTP done with bad status)
(emittime: 12/3/2021 16:57:10) (message: QUIT)
(emittime: 12/3/2021 16:57:10) (message: SMTP 0x80a708940 state change from MAIL to QUIT)
(emittime: 12/3/2021 16:57:10) (message: 221 2.0.0 Bye)
(emittime: 12/3/2021 16:57:10) (message: SMTP 0x80a708940 state change from QUIT to STOP)
(emittime: 12/3/2021 16:57:10) (message: Closing connection 0)

 

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