Selecting the Secure SMTP option in the SMTP global config causes task to fail with error: TLS Session Negotiation Failed. Connection Aborted

Symptom

When you configure the Global SMTP Configuration within TaskCentre (Tools > Output > Send Email (SMTP)) to use the Secure SMTP option, you may receive the following error message at task run time:

TLS Session Negotiation Failed. Connection Aborted

Cause

This is caused by entering the IP address of the SMTP server instead of the network name.

Resolution

You must enter the fully qualified network name of the SMTP server (For example, w2k3-exchange.mycompany.net) for the Secure SMTP option to work.