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Exchange 2003 sending Mass emails. Need to stop it. URGENT!

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My server is running Windows Server 2003 SBS with Exchange 2003. About 6pm last night I recieved a email from someone, I was part of there mass mailing list.
Since then the exchange server has been trying to mass email over 500 emails messages every min. I have been called 4 times by my ISP telling me to disconnect the thing as it is crashing there servers. I have run a virus scan of the server and found nothing. I was told there was a patch to fix it yet was not told what patch or where to get it.
I need my Internet and Emails working. This is very urgent!

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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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Please see Sembee's article on how to correct this:  http://www.amset.info/exchange/spam-cleanup.asp

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Have you upgraded to service pack one yet?

If not there is a patch to fix this:

Update for Windows Small Business Server 2003: KB 835734
Brief Description
When using the POP3 connector you may see a large amount of unexpected e-mails on the Exchange SMTP queues waiting to be sent out to external recipients.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=7B1FF109-092E-4418-AA37-A53AF7B8F6FC&displaylang=en

You will still need to go through the process by TechSoEasy to clear the queues.
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I had forgotten about that Dave...

Also... it may be that there is just a backlog in the Mail Queue due to an a reply that may have gone out to EVERYONE on that list if it was enumerated in the email.  The article I linked above shows how to get to the queue... and you may just be able to delete your message and be done with it.

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by:milltechtga
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Thanks dhousetonie and techsoeasy. Installed that patch and cleared the queues. Now works fine.

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Glad to help.
Thanks TechSoEasy, that is a great link. A lot of useful information, and well written.

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David... that site is Sembee's (http:M_2289328.html)

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