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By cvivek ·
How do i stop a mail from a particular email id on my exchange server 5.5 on Windows NT server, which is spamming my mailbox on a loop basis?
Help needed urgently.

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by Ann777 In reply to mail spam

Here's the Exchange site:
http://www.slipstick.com/addins/content_control.htm

And this is probably the best Exchange third-party utility there is:
http://www.gfi.com/mes/

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by LordInfidel In reply to mail spam

Open up the exchnage admin, go to connections/IMS/connections/

You have 2 options:
Message filtering- e-mail address
By host- a single system or a mail server.

Pros of message filtering- will block all incoming mail with that e-mail address.
Cons- if e-mail address changes, mail still comes.

by host- Pros- will block all incoming mail from that host's ip.
cons- if their ip changes then mail will come thru

by server (same place as host)- if you choose to block the server sendingthe e-mail, all e-mail from that server will be blocked, regardless of whether or not it was spam.

Once you do that, you need to start/stop the IMS services. I will post a bat file that easily does this for you. You will need netsvc in the samedirectory that you run the bat file from.

Also, if you block a mail server it is generally a good idea to alert the owner of the server that you are blocking them due to excessive spam.

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by LordInfidel In reply to mail spam

Below is a bat file to stop/start the exch IMCservice. It usually takes 15 seconds for it to stop then 15 to start. Which is why I have the query and pause commands. You cant send the start command until it is stoppped. So count down from 20, you have 2 query attempts to find out if it is stopped, and 2 to find out if it has started. (you can add more)

NETSVC MSExchangeIMC \\yourservername /stop
pause
NETSVC MSExchangeIMC \\yourservername /query
Pause
NETSVC MSExchangeIMC \\yourservername /query
Pause
NETSVC MSExchangeIMC \\yourservername /start
Pause
NETSVC MSExchangeIMC \\yourservername /query
Pause
NETSVC MSExchangeIMC \\yourservername /query
Pause

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by cvivek In reply to mail spam

Added the email address in the message filtering. It worked.
rgds,
vivek

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