basic relay lockdown for windows 2000/exchange 2000 server
Posted on 2009-06-30
hi, i just had to reinstall my win 2000 sbs [exchange 2000 server, sp3]
i use a smart host for outbound mail.
i just want to make sure my setting are correct for properly sending mail outbound, as well as properly receiving mail to the server.
on my exchange 2000 server, smtp virtual server there are 2 tabs for security ive seen
1. is under the 'access' tab, there is an 'access control' [with authentication button] and a 'relay restrictions'. under the access control /authentication, all 3 check boxes are checked [anonymous access, basic authentication, and integrated windows authentication'.
all 3 are checked.
2. under the 'delivery' tab. there are several button options, 'outbound security', 'outbound connections', and 'advanced'.
'outbound security - has 'anononmyous' checked off and 'TLS enctyption' checked off
'outbound connections' ive changed the outbound port to 2525 for my smart host'
'advanced' ive added the smart host name'
what are the defaults when installed, what needs to be changed when securing against outside relay spammers.
also, under the default smtp virtual server there is a 'queues' folder' with alot of a list of various domains thats it seems to have mail for or from, how do i delete these?