SPAM Recipient question

Posted on 2004-11-25
Last Modified: 2006-11-17
We are looking into some spam that was received last night and are curious as to how it got around our network.

The email is a plain text message with what I assume is a fake From: address, the intersting part about this spam though is the recipient,  We don't have a mailbox or DL using this account but the mail was still received by about 50 users that we know of.

I've tried to sending a message to but it comes back as not valid. Can anyone explain how this got to our users mailboxes?

We are using Exchange 5.5 SP4

Question by:burtco013
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    Expert Comment

    Message sample:

    BCC: all your domain users

    Every-one will see, but the message could be sent to all other people
    LVL 104

    Expert Comment

    The user addresses were probably in the BCC. A false user was used to get round some of the anti-spam tools which reject email messages with no recipients.


    Author Comment

    is there a way to find out who wa on the BCC list?
    LVL 6

    Accepted Solution

    Yes, if you have message tracking enabled, you can serach for specific message and where it landed

    Author Comment

    Thanx v_alber

    we were able to track the message and found the BCC was to a DL on our server

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