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I have three users that have recieved mail  that was mailed from their exchange account to themselves.  The sbuject is 3-6 random numbers and the body of the text is 3-6 different random numbers.  There is no attachment on the e-mail.

All computers run CA etrust anti-virus software.  I've also ran trend micro's anti-virus scan on each computer.  The computers scan clean of viruses.  In additon all incomming and outgoing e-mail is scanned by macfee and has detected no viruses.

I'm running exchange 2003.  Neither the clients nor the exchange server are showing any signs of having problems.

I also tracked the mail and can see where it was sent from their user account so I know the e-mail is not a spoof

Is this a new virus or an exchange  problem?  
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"I also tracked the mail and can see where it was sent from their user account so I know the e-mail is not a spoof"

If you are 100% sure about this, then I would think an Exchange glitch or problem.
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Update: On another list I belong to, people have been complaining about similar emails with random numbers in the subject and body. Seems to be spoofed email, not from a local virus and not a fault with Exchange. You might want to double-check the mail headers carefully.
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I can go in the exchange message tracking center and see where the e-mails are being sent by the local users.  Also I cheched the exchange smtp logs and verified the same info.
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The message tracking center doesn't keep track of many details. You may want to look at the header that is carried with an actual message:

 http://itim.tamu.edu/htmlfs/mailheaders.shtml
 http://www.stopspam.org/email/headers.html
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