RE: SMTP queue problem (SPAM!!!)

  • From: "John Tolmachoff \(Lists\)" <johnlist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2004 08:34:32 -0700

1. You may have a virus infected internal computer that is sending out
2. Are these messages to local users, or strictly from remote users to
remote users?
3. With the problem you are seeing, I would have to say McAfee is not doing
its job properly, either because it is not configured correctly or it is not
capable of doing it. (I would tend to lean toward the later, but then again
I dislike McAfee.)
4. What do the firewall logs say for all those messages?

John Tolmachoff
eServices For You

> -----Original Message-----
> From: António Vasconcelos [mailto:antonio.vasconcelos@xxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Thursday, September 09, 2004 9:24 AM
> To: [ExchangeList]
> Subject: [exchangelist] SMTP queue problem (SPAM!!!)
> Hello.
> My name is António and I recently moved to a new job.
> All the structure was already setup. It contains (just for visualization,
> heheh :P) a Nokia Firewall, a ISA Server, Active Directory and Exchange
> Server 2000 (all the servers with Windows 2000).
> I have tested many times the open relay at the Exchange and all the
> results were negative (Open Relay is closed).
> I also read an article about SMTP Authority problem, and altered the
> internal password policy to solve that problem.
> Even tough, a have a great problem at the SMTP protocol. I keep receiving
> thousands of SPAM messages in several domains (such as,,
> etc., and note that I freezed the majoity), and every day, new domains get
> in queue list with retry status carring SPAM messages.
> I don´t know waht more to do. I have Mcafee SpamKiller installed and he
> works fine to me... Is it possible to be a internal computer to be doing
> this? Please help me... I'm stuck in this, and I'm losing all the hope in
> Microsoft.
> Thank you all.
> Best Regards.
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