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Still can't stop Queues from filling up

I have read hundreds of post about stopping my queues from filling up and done everything they say and they still wont stop filling up. I have closed the open relay, tested to make sure it was closed, emptied the bad mail folder, and run aqadmcli hundreds of times and it keeps filling up. Can someone please give me some decent advice on how to fix this, before the server goes out the window. If I could give 2000 points for this solution, I would. And yes, before you ask, I have done everything on the http://www.amset.info/exchange/spam-cleanup.asp site.
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Network_Data_Support

8/22/2022 - Mon
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phishyman2

It is literally filling up at a rate of 40 messages a second. The bad thing is I just reformatted and reinstalled SBS 2003 2 days ago. WTF?
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phishyman2

WHoever is doing this should be shot and killed. Who in the world would want to cause so much havoc on another person.
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phishyman2

72 seconds = 1607 messages. It is all from a queue called yahoo.com.tw
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asawatzki

Try these instructions to create a Realtime Blocking List to deny all incoming messages from yahoo.com.tw: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823866
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phishyman2

BNow that I have allowed to run, I have over 50 queues filling up
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phishyman2

yes. I have run it hundreds of times. It works great, just not "once and for all".
Sembee

Have you blocked port 25 from the internet?
Have you reset the administrator password and rebooted the server?

Exchange is notorious for not showing the true extent of the queues, therefore the technique listed on my web page sometimes has to be run a few times - with the server disconnected from the internet.

Have you verified which method is being used to send email through your server?
Authenticated relay, NDR or you have set the server to be an open relay?

Simon.

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If you've got a little money to spend you could try routing your mail through Postini to clean out all the spam before it gets to you http://www.postini.com/postini_solutions/email_security.php .
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phishyman2

Simon,

The method being used to send email in NDR. I will try blocking port 25 from the internet. Does that mean you only need port 25 going out for mail to work?
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Network_Data_Support

i had this very problem once and the only way i sorted it was


set the default conector to use a false smart host [0.0.0.0] and get it to run at say 11pm this will cause all NDR in ques to hold in a single que. wait 10 - 15 miins and then delete. once all gone you can set the conector up again as you had it.