Exchange 2003 SMTP Setting export

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Currently I am Black Listing unwanted email by looking at rejected email and adding the IP address of where it came from to the SMTP section of Exchange 2003 system manager. Exchange System Manager First Organization (Exchange) Administration Groups First Administrative Group Servers (Server_Name) Protocols SMTP Properties Access Tab Connection Button Add All Except The List Below is checked, IP'S whated to be black Listed are put in here. I am wondering is there a way to export this list to say a excell spreedsheet so I can sort it. Also if a list can be extracted can it be imported say to another exchange SMTP server ? Any Ideas would be greatly appreacated.

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I do not know if there is a way to do what you are asking but. if you use a SMTP/spam cather it will do most of what you want without, all the hassles and the updating. we use Symantecs brightmail add on to the SMTP gateway and this seems to work good. (may get different hasles.) plus you get a second benifit of it stoping viruses at the door.

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  • Coch2005
    You could try ADSI edit using Configuration and then navigating to the SMTP protocol. Alternatively ldfide to attach to it and exporting out, i used this method to export to txt for all domains that were blocked
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  • Almac
    I would proceed very cautiously with what you are doing. Since most spam is being sent from compromised systems all you will accomplish is stopping only that attack vector. Tomorrow the same spam will come form another IP. I would suggest looking into a spam appliance or service provider. There are numerous providers out there: Symantec, GFI Mail, Postini just to name a few. Most, if not all, are relatively easy to manage/configure and will save you time when compared with what you are currently doing.
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  • Jrerickson
    Manual blacklisting to prevent spam is a waste of time - especially IP blacklisting. I know, I've tried. You will ultimately save yourself a lot of time and money by using something tailored as an anti-spam solution. For commercial products, I really like the low cost, flexibility, and effectiveness of GFI MailEssentials, and how it integrates into Exchange. If money is an issue, there are also some open source solutions out there. Most would require that you set up a mail gateway to scan the messages prior to them getting to your Exchange server, but that's a *really* good idea anyway. ---JRE---
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  • Jrerickson
    Manual blacklisting to prevent spam is a waste of time - especially IP blacklisting. I know, I've tried. You will ultimately save yourself a lot of time and money by using something tailored as an anti-spam solution. For commercial products, I really like the low cost, flexibility, and effectiveness of GFI MailEssentials, and how it integrates into Exchange. If money is an issue, there are also some open source solutions out there. Most would require that you set up a mail gateway to scan the messages prior to them getting to your Exchange server, but that's a *really* good idea anyway. ---JRE---
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  • Stevesz
    Can I get a job at your place? With all the free time you have to use to do what you are doing, working there must be a piece of cake. What you should be doing is using at least the built-in (with SP2) IMF to remove spam from the mail flow. A better solution would be to use an appliance or a software package (the GFi Mail Essentials mentioned by another responder is very good), and let thsoe who know wha tthey are doing handle the blacklists for you. With hunderds of thousands sources of spam, it will be a nigh impossible task for you to maintain your own blacklist. And what happens when you have a bad source one day, and it gets cleaned up the next and your company's business depends on taht source for valuable business purposes? Give it up and go with a commercial source of spam filtering. Steve//
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