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    Can someone offer me advice on what is best practise for the BADMAIL folder on an Exchange 2000 Server?

    This hasnt been cleared out for a long long time and i've given myself the task of dealing with it. I have 450,000 Files in this Directory! What can you Exchange Gurus offer me in the way of a safe hassle free solution..

    I know i could google this, but i'd like your opinions

    Thanks!

    UK Newbie!

  • #2
    Has anyone moaned that mails sent have not been received ?

    If not then Edit | Select All | Delete !!!

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    • #3
      Sounds ok to me but i would take a backup first. 450000 mails - will they fit on a DVD-R?
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      • #4
        Cheers.

        Yeah i can back them up, no problem.

        I've found this KB from Microsoft, seemed to have done the trick!

        http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=867642
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        • #5
          Good link Cool_spot!
          Server 2000 MCP
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          • #6
            The BADMAIL folder used to be useful, once, back in the days when email was a clean, virus and spam-free domain.

            Nowadays, 99.9999999% of the items in the BADMAIL folder are spam, mail items that were sent to an unknown recipient from a spoofed sender. I usually delete all items without giving it a second look. I usually also implement a script to delete the folder's contents. In Exchange 2003 SP1 the BADMAIL folder is not used by default, but you can configure it to be used like in older versions of Exchange by changing a registry key.

            However, I also regularly check the BADMAIL folder to see if it is suddenly overfilled with mail items, because if it does, this usually means that you were struck by a virus/worm.
            Cheers,

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

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