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Posted on 2006-11-27
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We are running Exchange 2003.  One of our email addresses is sending out spam.  We are having a hard time identifying the address that has been hijacked.  Is there a software or other method for identifying the address that is generating it.  It is flooding my system.  HELP!!!!
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How have you identified this problem?
One of your accounts has probably been compromised. If you haven't already, change your administrator password and then restart the SMTP service.

Then take a look at my spam cleanup article. http://www.amset.info/exchange/spam-cleanup.asp

Simon.
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by:Ehab Salem
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I do not understand exactly your problem.
Is someone using one of your emails to send spam? from the user's machine?
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When you say it is flooding your system--can you see outgoing messages in the queue that are spawn or is it inbound NDRs that are flooding you?

Is it possible that it is actually just a "Joe-Job"? This is when someone, using a completely different server, uses someone elses email account in the "from" line.

If you are receiving NDRs from outside, you can examine the headers to see where the mail originated--whether it was inside your organization or external.
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