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Ora-12012 and ORA-29278 Attempting to Utilize UTL_SMTP (Doc ID 353834.1)

Last updated on APRIL 09, 2020

Applies to:

PL/SQL - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 27-Jul-2012***


Attempting to send email using UTL_SMTP on Microsoft Windows  calls for UTL_SMTP fail with:

ORA-29278: SMTP transient error: 421 Service not available
ORA-06512: at "SYS.UTL_SMTP", line 17
ORA-06512: at "SYS.UTL_SMTP", line 96
ORA-06512: at "SYS.UTL_SMTP", line 138
ORA-06512: at line 4

Attempts to ping the server show communications are successful, yet the ethereal network analysis utility shows that the SMTP requests do not get to the network.


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