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

  • From: "Wohlgemuth, Mike" <WohlgemuthM@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 13:16:13 -0400

Exchange does use the badmail folder
go to the properties on your smtp server/messages , there is a badmail
directory ...
I couldn't find anything on deleting them except a problem with doing an
upgrade to 2003 ...;en-us;822578


        -----Original Message-----
        From: John Tolmachoff (Lists)
        Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2003 12:47 PM
        To: [ExchangeList]
        Subject: [exchangelist] RE: >>>>> Emergency ... Badmail
directory and SMTP

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


        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 errors?


        Sounds like you might have a couple of problems.


        John Tolmachoff MCSE CSSA


        eServices For You


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


        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


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