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Exchange 2003 filter logging

Dear EE
I'm an admin for a small organization running exchange 2003. Since a few months we suspect that some messages sent to our exchange server are not being delivered. I was under the assumption, that the message tracking center is the monitoring tool, which shows each and every message being delivered to our server. I now found out, that this is not the case; messages that match the sender id filter get dropped and simply do not show in the MTC.
Question:
Can the MTC be configured to show all mail being delivered to the exchange server?
or
Is there another tool with which I can be absolutely 100% sure all incoming mail is monitorable?
I sure hope you can help me with this
Many thnx in advance
Rgds
Willem
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steforCommented:
You can enable SMTP logging under protocols -> SMTP for this purpose.
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idealictAuthor Commented:
Hi Stefor,
Thnx for your reaction: I'm not sure, but I looked there and saw that smtp logging is enabled. The output would then be in the logfiles folder.. These logs do show a lot but not sender address, which is what I'm looking for. My goal: make sure al incoming mail is accountable, meaning: I want be able to trace all incoming mail so we can be 100% sure all mail is being handled correctly by exchange. For this purpose I need to be able to trace messages on sender address like sender@domain.com
The smtp logs do not show this attrribute. (At least not in my setup)

We experienced a sitiuation in the past in which our ISP dropped mail without notice. I want to be able to assure the endcustomer our exchange server is not doing that.

Tia
Kr
Willem
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steforCommented:
I can't recall exactly what you can and can't choose, but you can add a fair amount of data to that original SMTP log.

Been a while since working with Exchange 2003 and I have no setup at hand where I can verify this.
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idealictAuthor Commented:
this answer was a bit hard to grade; I was hoping to get a clearer picture on the mailflow in exchange 2003 and how to get a 100% conclusive insight in the overall delivered and non-delivered mail and on which points in the process spamfiltering can or cannot interfere. The goals was to be able to account for every incoming mail; e.g."100% incoming was processed like: 20% spam 80% delivered.  In this environment both Exchange and Vipre reporting are not providing this desired insight. The question was probably a bit too "mixed" and therefore too hard to answer..
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