RE: >>>>> Emergency ... Badmail directory and SMTP

  • From: "John Tolmachoff \(Lists\)" <johnlist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 09:46:44 -0700

Have you bothered to check some of the messages in the badmail folder?


Why do you have mail in the badmail folder? Exchange does not use that.


How do you know you are not allow relaying?


Have you reviewed the logs?


How can you stop and start the SMTP service without Exchange screaming with


Sounds like you might have a couple of problems.


John Tolmachoff MCSE CSSA


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-----Original Message-----
From: Joupin [mailto:me@xxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2003 9:26 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] >>>>> Emergency ... Badmail directory and SMTP

 <mailto:-1061702Q@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Hi
I have  a serius problem in here
there is an exchange server 2000 with sp3 on the windows 2000 (sp4) machine
I notice a grow of BadMail directory unexpectly ( around 500,000 badmails
just in a week . 
relay of the server were closed and nothing can be relay throw it . but when
I just start the SMTP service suddenly lots of badmails flow in its
directory and at the same time I don`t see any active current connection and
the IP of source changed time to time using an sniifer no help !
Please let me know

1. Is it a kind of DoS Attack or spam ?
so what can I do ?

Any fast respond appreciated
Joupin <mailto:-1061702Q@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 

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