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Exchange on SBS 2003 will not send outgoing mail unless i stop smtp services and start again.

Posted on 2006-07-11
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OK So i had an issue where a user opened up the server accidentally so that anyone could relay off it. What this did was cause thousands of spam emails appear to come from us even though it did not. I took care of that issue under virtual SMTP server.

Now they all get mail ok but Exchange will not send mail out to the rest of the world unless i either stop the SMTP service and start it again. or if i try to kill the inetinfo.exe running in the task manager. Either one seems to kick SMTP in the but and it sends all the mail but then won't send it out to the world until i do it again.

Internal email works fine from domain user to domain user.

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I am running SP2 on the echange server
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OK So i resolved the issue. However a new small one has arrised. Every time i email a different person a new smtp connector is created for the domain. So lets say i send an email to joe@yahoo.com now i have a new smtp connector for yahoo.com in my queue bin exchange Server management.

Why?
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You will have a new SMTP Connection, not an SMTP Connector. They are two different things.
That is the way that Exchange works. It shows an SMTP Connection for each domain.
However if the connection is hanging around in the queue, then something is interfering with the traffic and the SMTP traffic is not terminating correctly. Firewalls, Antispam and Antivirus products are the usual cause.

Simon.
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OK Looks like it disapears after a few moments, i was just being impatient.

OK I am all set now, fixed all my issues but was never able to find exactly how and who or what caused the original spam email to do this crap!
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