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Copy all incomming and outgoing emails to a folder(s)

Can I set up an event in Exchange which will make a copy of all incomming emails and save them in an 'incomming folder' on the server, and similarly with outgoing emails.

I know nothing about exchange, but I read that there is an Event Service which can run scripts.
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vinnyd79Commented:
you should be able to use message journaling to do this.
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Handy HolderSaggar maker's bottom knockerCommented:
Which version of Exchange and is it wanted for all email or just internet mail?
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nickwoolleyAuthor Commented:
vinnyd79: Thanks for the link, the info lost me a little though. Is there anything easier to follow?

andyalder: We are running Exchange 5.5, and I'm wanting to make copies of all emails whether received internally or externally via the internet.

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nickwoolleyAuthor Commented:
The situation is that a customer is likely to be running exchange on a server and may or may not be running outlook on PC's, so I was thinking that it would be best to intercept emails at the server via exchange. However I am guessing that if I can't setup a script to do the job then I would need to interface with Exchange via the SDK using C++, however I am a VB developer and while I have done some C++ I think this would be beyond me!

I found this page: http://www.slipstick.com/dev/scripting.htm
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Handy HolderSaggar maker's bottom knockerCommented:
Message Journaling as described by vinnyd79 is the way to do it with 5.5, no need to write a script. Should not matter if the users are pop3 or Outlook clients.
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nickwoolleyAuthor Commented:
Can anyone offer further guidance with setting up Journaling?
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nickwoolleyAuthor Commented:
I've found an article at http://www.exchangeadmin.com/Articles/Index.cfm?ArticleID=7534&Key=Message%20Transfer%20Agent%20(MTA)

It says that journaling can add a 10-15% workload to the mail server. I'm wondering if there is another way to copy emails bound for certain defined inboxes to one or more central folders, like 'Alternate Rcipient' configuration? This would then reduce the work load from chekcing all incomming emails to filtering out only those bound for certain folders. But could it work for outgoing too??
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nickwoolleyAuthor Commented:
The above article suggests that the copying of emails can be selective using 'journaling scope', but I can find nothing on this either on the internet nor MS Exchange Booksonline.
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nickwoolleyAuthor Commented:
vinnyd79: I think journaling is the answer to the original question for 100 points thank you. I then increased the points by 50 hoping that you might be able to give me some further info on journaling scope, or you might know how emails can be selectively copied.
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modderCommented:
Hi nick,

I've reduced the points back to 100 so you can award the expert and use the 50 points again to ask a separate question for the additional information you need.

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nickwoolleyAuthor Commented:
Thank you everyone
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