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total messages with attachments and average attachment size

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does anyone know a why to get data on exchange server 2000 (or 2003) for the number of messages in the mail store that contain attachments.  also if it is possible, is there a way to show the average attachment size or total size of attachments?
this will need to be without 3rd party tools.
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you may want to do it this way:

- create a new folder.
- copy all the messages you want to estimate into this folder

from the status bar, you know how many emails are in this folder

- right click on this folder and select properties
- click on "folder size" button in General tab

now you know the total size.

and you can then estimate the average size of each message.

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robinluo, this is for the exchange server, not outlook.  i need the total number of messages taht have attachments and the average size of each attachment.
With Exchange by itself, this is not possible.

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dstroker,
thanks. i was hoping there were some perfmon stats that i couldn't find.
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thanks OneHump.  my store is actually over 100G on one server and 220G on another.  but your comment is a good answer.

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OnHump, one last question: do you know how much app analyzer costs? is it per user?

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No problem.  You're not going to want to run exmerge on a store that big.  As a matter of fact, I'd like to suggest that you get that store down below 40G or so.  You can't imagine the frustration you'll face having to recover a store/storage group that large.  It could take you well over a week if you don't have a clean backup.  

It's pretty expensive, but I can't answer that because they are flexible with their pricing. Retail is always different from the actual price.  Our price was $200,000 for 50,000 seats/175 servers.  I don't know if the license was per server or per seat.  My guess is per server.  I would get with NetIQ and ask for a quote.

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