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Worried about entries in exchange logs possible forgery or relaying?

Posted on 2007-11-28
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This is my first exchange install so forgive any stupid questions. I was browsing through my exchange logs and cam across this entry and a number of others  that seem to be similar. This one worried me a little, it says the the recipient is a yahoo account that is suspened due to forgery. Is this something I should be worried about. and if it is, what can i do to fix it. Thanks so much guys

2007-11-28 11:56:21 124.147.39.208 OutboundConnectionResponse SMTPSVC1 SERVER2007 - 25 - - 220+mta157.mail.kcd.yahoo.co.jp+ESMTP+YSmtp+service+ready 0 0 57 0 609 SMTP - - - -
2007-11-28 11:56:21 124.147.39.208 OutboundConnectionCommand SMTPSVC1 SERVER2007 - 25 EHLO - server2007.mydomain 0 0 4 0 609 SMTP - - - -
2007-11-28 11:56:21 124.147.39.208 OutboundConnectionResponse SMTPSVC1 SERVER2007 - 25 - - 250-mta157.mail.kcd.yahoo.co.jp 0 0 31 0 797 SMTP - - - -
2007-11-28 11:56:21 124.147.39.208 OutboundConnectionCommand SMTPSVC1 SERVER2007 - 25 MAIL - FROM:<>+SIZE=7343 0 0 4 0 797 SMTP - - - -
2007-11-28 11:56:21 124.147.39.208 OutboundConnectionResponse SMTPSVC1 SERVER2007 - 25 - - 250+null+sender+<>+ok 0 0 21 0 1000 SMTP - - - -
2007-11-28 11:56:21 124.147.39.208 OutboundConnectionCommand SMTPSVC1 SERVER2007 - 25 RCPT - TO:<jywvt300gatz@yahoo.co.jp> 0 0 4 0 1000 SMTP - - - -
2007-11-28 11:56:21 124.147.39.208 OutboundConnectionResponse SMTPSVC1 SERVER2007 - 25 - - 553+VS10-RT+Possible+forgery+or+deactivated+due+to+abuse+(#5.1.1)+jywvt300gatz@yahoo.co.jp 0 0 90 0 1203 SMTP - - - -
2007-11-28 11:56:21 124.147.39.208 OutboundConnectionCommand SMTPSVC1 SERVER2007 - 25 RSET - - 0 0 4 0 1203 SMTP - - - -
2007-11-28 11:56:22 124.147.39.208 OutboundConnectionResponse SMTPSVC1 SERVER2007 - 25 - - 250+reset+ok 0 0 12 0 1703 SMTP - - - -
2007-11-28 11:56:22 124.147.39.208 OutboundConnectionCommand SMTPSVC1 SERVER2007 - 25 QUIT - - 0 0 4 0 1703 SMTP - - - -
2007-11-28 11:56:22 124.147.39.208 OutboundConnectionResponse SMTPSVC1 SERVER2007 - 25 - - 221+mta157.mail.kcd.yahoo.co.jp 0 0 31 0 1906 SMTP - - - -
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It could be simply your server sending out an Out of the Office message to a spam email.
If your server is being abused you can usually tell as there will be a lot of messages stuck in the queues.

Simon.
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I just looked at the ques and there are about 15 messages stuck. however they are all from the postmaster account, are those non-deliverable messages trying to be sent to spam address?
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If the messages are postmaster@ then they could be OOTO messages as I have already outlined. Most spam is spoofed so anything that does auto replies will fail to send correctly. 15 messages is not really a high number. If the server was being abused I would expect it to be 15,000 messages.

Simon.
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so should i clear them or let them time out on there own?
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oops, i meant to add that comment here.
sorry
so i guess i should just let them time out on there owm.
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If there aren't many of them, then let them timeout. Or you could delete them manually.

Simon.
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thanks for your help
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