RE: IMF issues

  • From: "Carl Houseman" <c.houseman@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 12:09:30 -0500

I stated several days ago that SP2 might not be a good idea for those
depending on the IMF to work properly.
I was asked for explanation, provided it, and haven't heard diddly since...
Yours is another example of how things have changed.
OTOH you should never have both SCL thresholds set to the same number.   The
threshold for "gateway blocking" should always be higher than the one for
"store junk".
I would suggest you turn gateway blocking off or set it to archive messages
so you can use the archive manager to examine and resubmit valid messages to
users. Of course that could take a lot of time, but at least the archive
manager makes it easy.  The archive manager is here:


From: Andrew English [mailto:andrew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, December 14, 2005 7:38 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] IMF issues
Importance: High

When you install IMF it defaults the SCL values to 4. So when before SP2
everything was running hunky dory and both SCL values were 2. After SP2 I
have had nothing but problems with employees complaining that other
companies they deal with an a regular basis emails aren't getting through,
etc. Even a company I do work from emails are being rejected
with IMF. 


So I have set IMF to 4, restarted SMTP server, even tried to restart the
whole server. Emails are still getting rejected, so I set IMF to 8, fewer
emails are being rejected but it's only when I turn IMF off all together do
the emails get through. 


Could Microsoft have buggered up IMF with SP2?  I am not even running




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