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"Count" emails

I have a client that runs Exchange 2000. He has asked for a way to basically count how many emails his employees are sending a day.

I understand him wanting to know this, since he is a recruiter and can gauge if email if an effective way to aid in placements of applicants of if the good old telephone (his phone system gives him a log) is the most effective way to communicate with potential employers. His theory is that if Recruiter1 is sending 40 emails a day and making 4 placements a week, and Recruiter2 is sending 20 emails a day and only making 4 placements a week that Recruiter2 may need to be more aggressive and/or responsive to applicants/employers email requests.

Preferably, we would like to do this without any 3rd party software being involved. I just don't see a way Exchange 2k can log this way.

Any ideas?
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The best way to do this would be via a third party application.

Quest Message Stats immediately springs to mind. It will provide all the statistics that you could need. It uses the Message Tracking information which is built in to Exchange.
The native Message Tracking center will not really provide the kind of information that this user is looking for - it is designed to see what Exchange did with a message and falls over if you scan for all messages and the numbers are more than 1000.

The other way would be to use perfmon counters. This will be very crude and not provide the kind of detail that this user is looking for.

Exchange MVP.
I too don't  know of any way to do this (out of the box at least) with exchange 2000 (or any version).  A 3rd party app would be your best bet.  You could use GFI Mail Essentials for it.  You'd get spam filtering in addition to being able to run reports to see inbound/outbound statistics.

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