Solved

Exchange 2003 Server Spam ibeing sent but not an open relay

Posted on 2008-10-15
3
189 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-06
Hi,
I am having trouble with spam being sent through my Exchange 2003 Sp2 server. It is not an open relay.
But 2 users accounts were sending mail out.
From:   Shelly Stengel Sent:  Wed 10/15/2008 3:03 AM
To:    
Cc:    
Subject:   Your Email Address Attached to E-ticket Number: 56475600545188
Attachments:  
This what teh message look like. I have a bunch sitting in the mail queue.
We have a spam appliance and i thought about using smart relay but can't get that to work right
Any ideas on what to check or if anyoen else has seen issue like this
Thanks
Ryan

0
Comment
Question by:carrollu
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
scottbortis earned 500 total points
ID: 22722015
looks like you have a worm in your network.  Use a network stiffer to see who is passing the traffic .  The one that is sending information to your exchange server at the time set is probably your wormed computer.  Run AV/Spyware sweeps on it.
0
 

Author Comment

by:carrollu
ID: 22722054
So the system would have be on our network then to pass this to teh exchange server. i have 11GB log file. any good tools to parse this to find the IP maybe?
0
 

Author Comment

by:carrollu
ID: 22722415
i checked the affected users pc's nothing onthem they are clean
0

Featured Post

Are your AD admin tools letting you down?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This process describes the steps required to Import and Export data from and to .pst files using Exchange 2010. We can use these steps to export data from a user to a .pst file, import data back to the same or a different user, or even import data t…
Following basic email etiquette rules will help you write a professional email and achieve a good, lasting impression with your contacts.
To show how to create a transport rule in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Mail Flow >> Rules tab.:  To cr…
The video tutorial explains the basics of the Exchange server Database Availability groups. The components of this video include: 1. Automatic Failover 2. Failover Clustering 3. Active Manager

813 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now