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Exchange queue has lot of spam emails - 6.Apr.2010 3:17:15 PM   
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Hi, my exchange server 2003 (SBS) has thousands of spam emails in the queue, when i try to remove after find the messages on the queue and then do a Delete (no NDR)but they amount of the emails on that queue increases.Below there is the info of the thread.

Message ID: <SERVERNAMErAWhJMYTcecyv00001d8b@mydomain.com
Subject: <Subject is hidden>
Sender: "Standard Bank"<support@standardbank.co.za>
Recipients:
Envelope Recipients:
SMTP:was@90.237; SMTP:was@northwood.we; SMTP:waseem.adams@af.aurecongroup.com; SMTP:washers@telkomsa.net; SMTP:wassyng03@telkomsa.net; SMTP:wastexit@telkomsa.net; SMTP:watchmaker@telkomsa.net; SMTP:waterberg@telkomsa.net; SMTP:waterbergpoles@magicmail.co.za; SMTP:was@8.250; SMTP:wastewise@capetown.gov.za; SMTP:waterberg@ananzi.co.za; etc..

Status: Queued

I scanned the computers on the LAN and remove the ones where threads where found from the network. I check with a monitoring tooll and i don't see any amount of traffic coming from any LAN.Help please.
Thank you in advance.
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RE: Exchange queue has lot of spam emails - 6.Apr.2010 3:26:00 PM   
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Please have a read of my blog article for this exact problem:

http://alanhardisty.wordpress.com/2010/02/11/why-are-my-outbound-queues-filling-up-with-mail-that-we-didnt-send/

You are either an authenticated relay or an open relay. Also make sure you don't have 127.0.0.1 as an allowed relay in your SMTP Virtual server Relay settings.

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RE: Exchange queue has lot of spam emails - 9.Apr.2010 11:37:17 AM   
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Alan,

Thank you so much for this advice. i took the steps word by word and we resolved the problem.

again, thanks for sharing your knowledge.

cheers.

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RE: Exchange queue has lot of spam emails - 9.Apr.2010 12:03:38 PM   
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You are welcome - really glad it helped you out and solved your problem. Thanks for reading carefully - it's amazing how many don't!

Now all you have to do is stay clean ; )

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