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I notice that spoofed emails are being journalled in my per mailbox database journal.

Content-Type: multipart/mixed;
Subject: your financial expectation will fulfill
To: , ,
From: , ,
MIME-Version: 1.0
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2013 05:40:31 +0000
X-MS-Exchange-Organization-AuthAs: Internal
X-MS-Exchange-Organization-AuthMechanism: 05

they are being tagged/redirected by ORF to my spam bucket, which is in other database journal altogether.
I believe its the spoofed from mechanism.

is there anything I can do? I could just ignore it, but its just unsightly.

by christopher.low 6 years ago

@christopher.low: I think the command you are looking for is

Set-MailboxJunkEmailConfiguration -Identity ArchiveMgr_Journal -Enabled $false

this will remove the Junk E-Mail folder for the ArchiveMgr_Journal mailbox in Exchange. (Or I misunderstood the problem :)

by Krisztián Fekete (Vamsoft) 6 years ago
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yeap. you misunderstood.

the exchange per mailbox database journalling , makes an envelope journal of all legitimate incoming/outgoing emails.

yet emails with SPOOFED sender addresses (ie: address belongs to someone in my organisation), sent to another person in my organisation is journalled. these emails are blacklisted/already identified by orf.

now I'm not sure if its exchange issue, or orf issue.

but its not too terrible to clean up. cos the envelope journal has

Sender: legitimatemailboxaddress
Subject: distinctive system profitable and free
Recipient: spambucketadddress

I just have to have an exchange rule to locate "recipient: spambucketaddress" to filter it out.

so its just curious why it happens.

by christopher.low 6 years ago

@christopher.low: You mentioned that ORF blacklist these emails (i.e., they are tagged and redirected to the Junk folder): ORF has nothing to do with journaling, so this is clearly an Exchange issue.

I guess when deciding what to journal, Exchange examines the sender address only by default, and ignores everything else unless you have a manual Journaling rule not to do so:

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by Australia email business database 5 years ago

oh wow, you're getting forum spam now..

by christopher.low 5 years ago

@christopher.low: You'd be surprised how much spam an average website receives. We log failed web requests and almost all of them are robots trying to submit spam (the rest are SQL injection attempts, also automatized). Any HTML form on a website will attract spamming robots.

While this forum has no spam filtering per se and we allow registration-free posts, we employ a few tricks to prevent automatic submission of content. These work pretty well for distringuishing between humans and robots, but then if the poster is a human, they won't stop posting spam content, so in this case the post was likely made by a human. In the past, we've been hit quite hard by such "manual spam" posted by people lead into believing they can make money by posting spamvertized links as "affiliate marketing".

by Péter Karsai (Vamsoft) 5 years ago
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