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Email listener fails to start with IllegalStateException



An Email Account is configured, sender and receiver details are configured. Clicking the Test connectivity button reports a successful connection. However, when trying to start the listener through SMA, an error is thrown.

Error Messages

Listener 'Data-Admin-Connect-EmailListener:your_listener.Listener(' failed to start because of the following error:
Failed to launch listener, java.lang.IllegalStateException: This operation is not allowed on a closed folder

A3 NO There is no replica for that mailbox on this server.

Steps to Reproduce

There is no specific use case to replicate this behavior.

Root Cause

An issue in the custom application code or rules. With debug enabled on '', the application server log displays that the listener successfully connects and logs in to the email server, however, it also states there is no replica for the specified mailbox on the server.


Perform the following local-change:

Correct the IP address specified for the host on the Email Account rule form which was pointing to the wrong email server. 

Published January 31, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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