SBS 2000 Exchange 100% CPU Issue

Hello,

I have been sent 100's of malicious emails that have 1000+ recipients and
this makes a process on my server (vmimb.exe) run at 100% CPU and the whole
server grinds to a halt. I know this process is the MS POP3 connector and
wandered how I might combat this problem, is their a POP3 connector which
doesn't suffer this issue.

Thanks.

Merlin


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"Merlin" <imerlin@hotmail.com> wrote:

>I have been sent 100's of malicious emails that have 1000+ recipients and
>this makes a process on my server (vmimb.exe) run at 100% CPU and the whole
>server grinds to a halt. I know this process is the MS POP3 connector and
>wandered how I might combat this problem, 

Stop using that silly thing and have mail delivered to the server with
SMTP.

>is their a POP3 connector which
>doesn't suffer this issue.

They *all* have problems. POP3 is a method for READING messages. SMTP
is used to DELIVER messages.

-- 
Rich Matheisen
MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
MS Exchange FAQ at http://www.swinc.com/resource/exch_faq.htm
Don't send mail to this address mailto:h.pott@getronics.com
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