RE: IMF issues

  • From: Andrew English <andrew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 14:17:17 -0500

Hi Carl, 

When you install IMF for the first time it sets the SCL for both junk mail and 
gateway blocking to 4. So are you saying that I should up the gateway blocking 
to 5 or 6 and leave the junk email at 4?

I will have a look at the Archive Manager. Thanks!


From: Carl Houseman
Sent: Wed 12/14/2005 12:09 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] RE: IMF issues

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