SMTP service running 100% with POP3 Connector
Posted on 2006-03-20
We had SBS 2003 with MS Exchange setup via a POP3 connector to download email from daemon (ISP). It started receiving virus and spam and we had to rebuild the server.
We have twice reinstalled SBS 2003 on a new hard disk. Problem starts the moment we configure the POP3 connector. There is too much of network activity via the internet (the server is sending out and receiving high volume of data across the internet). This machine is also a gateway to the internet to other computers on the network.
Due to the heavy traffic, the computer becomes unresponsive and turning off IIS and SMTP Service bring it back to normal. I dont think there is a virus, we have installed AVAST first, took it off and installed McAfee Virusscan on it. Both do not report any virus.
Can somebody help why this problem is occuring and whats the solution to this.