How do I enable the tar pit feature?
section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the
registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry
incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For
added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can
restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back
up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the
article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/) How to back up and restore the
registry in Windows
The tar pit feature can be enabled and
configured by setting a registry key. To do this, follow these
Note If the TarpitTime registry entry does not exist,
Exchange behaves as if the value of this registry entry were set to 0. When the
registry entry has a value of 0, there is no delay when the SMTP address
verification responses are sent.
|1.||Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box,
and then click OK.
|2.||Locate and then click to select the following registry subkey:
|3.||On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD
|4.||Type TarpitTime as the
registry entry name, and then press ENTER.
|5.||On the Edit menu, click Modify.|
|7.||In the Value data box, type the
number of seconds that you want to delay SMTP address verification responses for
each address that does not exist. Then, click OK.
For example, type 5, and then click
OK. This delays SMTP address verification
responses for 5 seconds.
|8.||Quit Registry Editor.|
|9.||Restart the Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP) service|