How do I delete spam messages that are outbound in my queue?

Posted on 2008-10-08
Last Modified: 2013-11-30
I notice that there are som spam messages in my queue that have no sending address and some that do have a sending address but subject is spam.  They dont leave the queue and are supposed to be going outbound.  What do i do with them besides delete them?  Thanks
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Justin Durrant earned 250 total points
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Download and run, then enter this:  
delmsg flags=all  

This is a pretty good tool to use if you have an exchange server...It deletes all the messages in the queue however. Run it from the exchange server. It's a good tool if you just want to empty the queue.

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Will this tool delete ALL teh messages in the Q
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by:Justin Durrant
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^^ it will. Be careful. :)

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Yeah it will wipe out all the messages....but if you have 10,000+ NDR or spam messages in the queue and don't want to pick through them...then use the tool. :)

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is there a way to check the source ip of those messages?  I think they are coming interally
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kieran_b earned 250 total points
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It is unlikely that they are coming from the inside - inside viruses will use their own SMTP engine, not Exchange.

Enable message tracking, and run through the first link posted.

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Thank you Kieran_b and jjdurrant.  This worked well.

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