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Disable "mailhost@" and "mailboxes@" in DNS

I have DNS set up on my Microsoft Small Business Server 2003.

In the last two days I am getting spam to "mailhost@" and "mailboxes@", which is being distributed somehow to multiple mailboxes.

How can I stop this?
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PhillipBurton
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KevNetCommented:
Go into the exchange service manager
Global settings
Message delivery - right click and properties
Click on the recipient filtering tab
This blocks emails addressed to the recipients specified
Click Add and fill in the email addresses that you dont want incomming mail sent to.
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KevNetCommented:
You will have to enable sender/recipient filtering on your default SMTP server.
If you need help with this let me know
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PhillipBurtonAuthor Commented:
Deay KevNet,

I have the following dialog box, which I presume is what your second comment refers:

"Connection, Recipient, and Sender Filtering must manually be enabled on specific SMTP virtual server IP address assignments as they are not enabled by default. For more information on how to enable any of the above filtering types, read their associated help."

(Which is a not very helpful second sentence!)

You've certainly got some points already, but why does that lot mean?
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KevNetCommented:
Ok
In exchange system manager

Servers
Protocols
SMTP
Default SMTP server - right click and properties

On the general tab next to IP address click advanced
Select the IP address in use and click edit
Tick the box for apply recipient filter you can also click apply sender filter whilst your at it as you may want to use this later to block known SPAM domains.
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PhillipBurtonAuthor Commented:
The three boxes are already ticked!
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KevNetCommented:
Are you still receiving mails from the specified domains after applying these settings??
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