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    Dear Experts,

    I am back again..... this time with a very common issue, but have not been able to get a decent reply till now......

    I am attaching a screen shot of my SMTP queue, which is loaded with spammers and relays that are eating up my bandwidth i'm sure.....



    PLease lemme know how do i stop the relay and bring it back to normal......

    Thanks in advance
    Avid
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  • #2
    Re: How to stop SPAM on the virtual SMTP server

    Guess what was the first hit on google

    http://www.petri.com/preventing_exch...m_relaying.htm

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    • #3
      Re: How to stop SPAM on the virtual SMTP server

      I've heard of that petri dude. He's a rockin contributor to our industry.
      VCDX3 #34, VCDX4, VCDX5, VCAP4-DCA #14, VCAP4-DCD #35, VCAP5-DCD, VCPx4, vEXPERTx4, MCSEx3, MCSAx2, MCP, CCAx2, A+
      boche.net - VMware Virtualization Evangelist
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      • #4
        Re: How to stop SPAM on the virtual SMTP server

        Either you are an open relay or it is NDR spam.
        As well as Daniel's link you could try mine
        http://www.amset.info/exchange/spam-cleanup.asp

        Simon.
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        • #5
          Re: How to stop SPAM on the virtual SMTP server

          Hi Sembee,

          Thanks for the link...... very informative and i've kinda got a stop to the spam...... but now replies don't come back to me .....

          I guess i have stopped too much ......

          Regards
          Avid

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          • #6
            Re: How to stop SPAM on the virtual SMTP server

            Inbound email not coming to you could be a sign of any number of problems.
            It could be as simple as you have disabled anonymous access to the SMTP virtual server. You will not receive email if that is disabled.

            It could be a sign that you haven't configured the server for your domain correctly, possibly because the domain is not listed in recipient policy.

            It could also be a sign of a more serious problem with the server and the SMTP stack.

            Simon.
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            Simon Butler
            Exchange MVP

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            • #7
              Re: How to stop SPAM on the virtual SMTP server

              hi,

              If you want to stop Spam, you can use RBL whiches support in exchange 2003. And you have to enabled filter at your virtual smtp server for relaying.

              Regards,

              Ojegz

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              • #8
                Re: How to stop SPAM on the virtual SMTP server

                Dear All,

                Something to share with all of you.....

                This is what i did to stop a lot of spam ......



                U can keep adding a lot of links either the whole domain or a single domain or even a single user from this interface .....

                It is however enabled on the SMTP virrtual server ....

                Regards
                Avid
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                • #9
                  Re: How to stop SPAM on the virtual SMTP server

                  Originally posted by Sembee View Post
                  Either you are an open relay or it is NDR spam.
                  As well as Daniel's link you could try mine
                  http://www.amset.info/exchange/spam-cleanup.asp

                  Simon.
                  I went through the URL you mentioned.

                  Alternative Queue Clean Up Method

                  If you have a very large number of messages, then there is a command line tool that you can get from Microsoft.

                  ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/pss/Tools/

                  Then go in to the folders: Exchange Support Tools / Aqadmcli
                  (Due to the use of spaces in the folder names, a direct link isn't possible)

                  After downloading the utility use the following command to clear all the queues.

                  aqadmcli delmsg flags=all
                  I dont want to delete all messages. GMAIL SMTP conenctor is there and employee in my company send/receive e-mails to Gmail. I tried to kill invidivisual link/que using command
                  >kicklink xyz.com / >killque xyz.com
                  Still the link/que is in the list, I perfomed "refresh" several times, and 3 hours already passed, there is no update. How ever when I perform kick command, it shows that respective link has been kicked. Where is the possible problem? I am running Microsoft Exchange 2003 STD edition with latest service pack on Windows Server 2003 STD edition. Any work around ?
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                  • #10
                    Re: How to stop SPAM on the virtual SMTP server

                    Sco, please do not hijack other people's threads unless you have something to contribute. This is not acceptable, and you've been here enough time to know that we shoot first and ask questions later. Do it again and you'll find yourself in a ban.
                    Cheers,

                    Daniel Petri
                    Microsoft Most Valuable Professional - Active Directory Directory Services
                    MCSA/E, MCTS, MCITP, MCT

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