SPAM!!! Just shut down Exchange 2000 Services

  • From: "Scott Clarke" <scott.clarke@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2005 14:44:36 -0700

Hi all,

Please help.  We are getting a HUGE amount of spam.  I suspect this shut
down our Exchange services.  I have noticed a lot of messages from
postmaster@xxxxxxxxxxxx in the Queues folder...and I mean a lot.  As a
result our outbound email was slow getting to its destination.  I have
deleted the postmaster messages to the fictional/spoofed domains and
outbound email is now fine.

I have also noticed that the Queue is set to retry for 3 days...WOW this
is crazy...what are your recommendations, 12 hours? 24 hour?  The people
that set this up must have kept the defaults.  We run GFI v11 to block it is catching a lot of it but not all.

This issue shut down all exchange services and I had to reboot and get rid
of the messages in the queues.


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