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    Analysing an Exchange Mailbox

    Hi,

    I have been asked to do an audit of someone's mailbox, and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to the best way to do it?

    Basically I just need to find out the average number of messages they receive per day over the period of say, a month.

    We're running Exchange '03

    I was thinking a simple VBScript would be good, that directs to the persons mailbox and then just outputs how many messages they have on each day between a set number of days/weeks/months etc.

    Or a piece of software that does the same thing.

    Many Thanks
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    There's many tools out there and osme are free, they basically parse the messgae tracking lg file which records message coming in/out for that mailbox, both internal and external messages.

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    Hmm, I'm not sure if that does what I need it to do. I really need something with Treesize capabilities, but that analyses mailboxes. I can dream I suppose.

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    If you just want sizes then use ESM.

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    OK... any suggestion as to how to go about doing this in Service Manager?

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    Do you just want the size of mailboxes?

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    No, it's a bit more complicated than that. I want the statistics of a particular mailbox. Basically we're getting complaints that a certain MoS is receiving too much mail, and this is affecting their job. I want to get data on their particular mailbox which will show how many messages they've received on a daily basis in the last month, and on average, how many they receive in a month.

    I imagine this is possible using powershell or VBS, but I'm yet to find an example script that gives results at such a granular level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basicchannel View Post
    No, it's a bit more complicated than that. I want the statistics of a particular mailbox. Basically we're getting complaints that a certain MoS is receiving too much mail, and this is affecting their job. I want to get data on their particular mailbox which will show how many messages they've received on a daily basis in the last month, and on average, how many they receive in a month.

    I imagine this is possible using powershell or VBS, but I'm yet to find an example script that gives results at such a granular level.
    You're using Exch 20003, so powershell is out the window. Like I say, parse the MT logs files, there are many free scripts and utils out there that will give you this info you want.

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