How to find what IP a user is accessing Exchange from remotly?

Posted on 2014-11-05
Last Modified: 2015-01-26
I have a user that has left the company, but due to an employee contract he has e-mail access until the end of the year. The problem is that whatever computer he is using is probably infected with some kind of botnet.

Every night his e-mail sends out about 30 e-mails in German with trojan attachments. GFI has blocked all of these e-mails, but since I have no access to the computer he may be using at his new job, I cannot ensure those computers are clean. I need to find out what IP this is coming from. Is there a way to do this? If I find out it is the IP of his new company, I can shut down access until that computer has been cleaned.
Question by:j_crow1
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by:Adam Farage
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You should be able to find the source of the email in the message tracking logs:

Get-TransportServer | Get-MessageTrackingLog -MessageSubject "enter Trojan message subject here" | Select Timestamp, {$_.Recipients}, Sender, SenderIP, ClientHostname | Export-CSV C:\Log.csv

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From there make the table in Excel, and then search for the client IP that is not an Exchange server.

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ID: 40424523
It is not displaying an IP address, but it does display a client host accurate is this?
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by:Adam Farage
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The ClientHostname should be accurate, but I am surprised you are not getting a client address. Most likely coming from someones mailbox or an open relay.

Do you see the sender address and can you log into that mailbox?
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ID: 40424635
Yes, but those items are not in his sent folder. I do not have an open relay...where else should I check for where this could be coming from?
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Adam Farage earned 500 total points
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Its most likely his mailbox, but using a raw MAPI connection on his machine.

Try disabling MAPI connectivity to the mailbox and see if that works for you (Set-CASMailbox -MapiEnabled:$FALSE)

It will disable his outlook access (along with any other MAPI access) but it should help figure out if it his client machine or not.

Author Comment

ID: 40424870
I will try that tonight and see if those e-mails get sent out.
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by:Adam Farage
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Any luck?

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