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Mail Retention in Exchange 5.5

Posted on 2004-04-06
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I'm running Exchange 5.5 on a Windows NT Server.

Mails that are deleted still take disk space, i have checked the mail retention time but it is fine ( the "ghost" mails are much older than the retention time ) and i also ran an offline defrag. The problem still remains.

Any ideas?
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Question by:VanAlex
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by:rj-smith
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What do you mean by "ghost" emails?

Deleted item retention time will only affect the emails that are visible when you do a "Recover Deleted Items" in Outlook. Is that what you are talking about?
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by:VanAlex
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The mails were deleted years ago, mail retention time was checked and an offline defrag was made, but the mails are still there. When i say they are there, i mean i can recover them with PowerControls and i shouldn't be able to do that.
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Try setting deleted item retention to 0, wait a day and set it back.  Do you have the "don't delete until successful backup" box checked?  It could be that Exchange doesnt think you've had a successful backup.  Maybe do a one-off online Exchange backup using NTBackup.

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by:OneHump
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Where are we at with this?

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by:VanAlex
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I still wasn't able to go to the site and try what you suggested.
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