Tarpitting in Exchange 2007 (Tarpit SMTP Receive Connectors)

In Exchange 2003 you needed to set the tarpit for exchange manually, but in Exchange 2007 you don’t have to. It defaults to a 5 second tarpit on all receive connectors. Since tarpits reduce spam, it may be a good idea to increase it in Exchange 2007. My personal preference is 10 seconds.


Get-ReceiveConnector | Select Name,TarpitInterval

You can also pipe it to all your connectors at the same time using this command:

Get-ReceiveConnector | Set-ReceiveConnector -tarpitinterval 00:00:10

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