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Strange SMTP Mail in ques - 9.Jul.2004 5:01:00 PM   
zco

 

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The alert message we get is:
"The store.exe process is allocating more memory than usual". When we look in the SMTP ques, there are many items listed as retrying, from a "postmaster" account - they are messages being sent to an unknown recipients/domains. We go through them daily and delete them however a new batch comes in daily. We have confirmed that we are not an open relay. We use SBS 2003 - All current service-packs and patches installed.
Any recommendations would be appreciated - Thanks
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RE: Strange SMTP Mail in ques - 13.Jul.2004 1:54:00 AM   
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NDRs from messages that couldn't be delivered. Are you using any of the connection filtering that comes with Exchange 2003? It would help your spam issue quite a bit. Using an RBL zone or 2 will cut back on the amount of spam you're receiving.

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RE: Strange SMTP Mail in ques - 17.Dec.2004 4:18:00 PM   
ufra

 

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It appears to me that a spammer is hammering your door. I recommend to install the IMF (Intelligent Messaging Filter) from Microsoft, in addition to the recommendations using RBLs. Further to this, read the KB187874 on TechNet, describing the "tarpit" feature.

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