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exchange 5.5 spammed to death

By pasasant ·
I am running a ex5.5 srver on Win NT 4.0 box.
The server is getting spammed in the outbox of the imcdata in exchnge folder. I followed microsofts recommendation to shut off relay, it still spams, I took the sever off the network,
clean out the outbox the when i start the Internet
Mail services again the outbox fills up without being on it being on the network. Strange stuff.
How do I stop the queue filling up. I have done all the popular techniques. Help.

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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to exchange 5.5 spammed to d ...

It's been a year that I have encountered this soi bear with me a little.

So you specified already that only a certain range may relay and clients that can authenticate.

Next stop the services.
and delete the files in the folders of imcdata in and out and the files in the queue itself. (you have to check the specific folders though)

Success

Leopold

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by Caron Lacy In reply to exchange 5.5 spammed to d ...

I also had the same problem and found an article that suggested this:

Create a SPAM distribution list, but do not give it any members. Add the spam email addresses as the list's SMTP addresses.

The SPAM comes in, finds the DL, but doesn't deliver because there aren't any members. It's worked for me for about 6 months now.

Hope this helps. Good luck.

Caron.

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