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  • SBS2008 - Exchange2007 badmail???

    Hi All,

    Installed SBS2008 and client just found out & informs me that for the last few months there were thousands of incoming emails going into a \badmail folder in SBS2008.

    Ironic thing is that sometimes the external sender's email goes thru and delivered to various internal recipients. Or even more curiouser same external sender to same internal recipient (sometimes it goes thru and sometimes it doesn't)

    E.g. Internal SBS2008's FQDN is miketango.com
    ==================================
    [email protected] -> [email protected] (fail to be delivered & no NDR)
    [email protected] -> [email protected] (ok)

    [email protected] -> [email protected] (ok)
    [email protected] -> [email protected] (fail to be delivered & no NDR)

    [email protected] -> [email protected] (fail to be delivered & no NDR)
    [email protected] -> [email protected] (ok)

    Using Trendmicro WorryFree Business Advance 6.x ... that shows nothing in quarantine folder.

    I thought that badmail is gone in Exchange 2007?

    What gives? Any thoughts?

    thx,
    sudsmeister

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    Re: SBS2008 - Exchange2007 badmail???

    Bad mail still exists, 2007 just removed the option to download, now its automaticlly discarded.

    I do not fully understand the differences, as I have not had to deal with any bad mail on any of my 2007's.

    Here are some links if you need/want more info.

    http://www.exchangeninjas.com/TransportFAQs
    http://serverfault.com/questions/302...badmail-folder
    http://hellomate.typepad.com/exchang...g_with_ba.html

    I hope that one of the above helps.

    PS: Thought I might mention that badmail is not formed due to a no connection between 2 mail boxes, but normally from email headers that get damaged or can not be confirmed. So its easily possibly that 2 emails, sent from the same person, to the same person would both have different headers, and if one got corrupted, the other would not have to be corrupted.
    Good to be back....

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    • #3
      Re: SBS2008 - Exchange2007 badmail???

      Hi Wofen,

      Thanks a lot for your post.

      "PS: Thought I might mention that badmail is not formed due to a no connection between 2 mail boxes, but normally from email headers that get damaged or can not be confirmed. So its easily possibly that 2 emails, sent from the same person, to the same person would both have different headers, and if one got corrupted, the other would not have to be corrupted."

      That is an interesting point-of-view... This can be the issue, that the headers from the same external person be corrupted. I've tried a number of times from a gmail account and it flows through perfectly. Most of these emails are coming from Eastern European email addresses.

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      • #4
        Re: SBS2008 - Exchange2007 badmail???

        Hi All,

        I'll like to ask a few more things ...

        1) Can I disable badmail in SBS2008 (Exchange 2007)?

        2) If yes, how to do it?

        3) Any repercussions (other than Exchange not doing the 1st level filtering)?

        thx
        sudsmeister

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        • #5
          Re: SBS2008 - Exchange2007 badmail???

          Alittle confushed here...

          You want to disabled a folder for holding email that exchange can not deliver... why?

          I can see no reason to do this, so I think I must be missing something simple.
          Its like disabling a event Log, I see no reason to ever do it?

          Would you like to disable the NDR (non-delivery reports)?
          Would you like your server to just delete all items in the badmail folder?

          If I have missed something simple, or I am just being stupid this morning, please let me know, but I can not find anyway to "disable" the bad mail folder.

          Wofen
          Good to be back....

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          • #6
            Re: SBS2008 - Exchange2007 badmail???

            You must be using the POP3 connector, as badmail isn't a feature of Exchange 2007.
            In that case I would say that the simple way to deal with it is to stop using the POP3 connector and use Exchange as it was designed - and that is direct SMTP delivery.

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