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How many emails handled by Exchange daily

How can I find out how many messages my Exchange 2003 server is handling daily.
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SembeeCommented:
If you have the cash, Quest Message Stats will tell you. It uses message tracking which is built in to Exchange.

If you have MOM then you could try the Quest Message Stats plugin for MOM. It is a free download for MOM licensees. (If this is just a short term thing then get the trial).

Perfmon will also tell you, but this will mean running perfmon 24/7 to gather the statistics.

Simon.
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Marty_RickettsAuthor Commented:
I am using Message Tracking right now, but I can only check hour to hour. I am limited to 1000 messages. And I have tried to get MOM, but it is pretty expensive...
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SembeeCommented:
Message tracking isn't very good at showing high numbers of messages. However if you already have it enabled then you will already have data that message stats can use.

Did you look at Enterprise or Workgroup edition of MOM? The workground edition isn't badly priced for what it does. You could always download the demo edition of Workgroup edition, then grab the Quest tools for MOM. This will give you a couple of weeks of gathering statistics. Once the execs see the reports that Quest can generate they will probably want to keep it.

Simon.
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Marty_RickettsAuthor Commented:
Been there done that. I looked at workgroup and enterprise, and was shot down on both. I even tried to get Spotlight on Exchange just for day-today monitoring....too expensive.

I am using Exchange's Message Tracking hour by hour....it will take 24 tries and I should have a decent number. I am under the gun for this report. They are expecting it 5 minutes ago! (hehe)

I was hoping that there was a Micro$oft utility for use to accomplish this.
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SembeeCommented:
If this is a one time job then the demo versions of MOM and Quest's statistics plugins will do the job for you. You can run the reports then remove the demo software.

Otherwise take a look at this article by another Exchange MVP.
http://www.outlookexchange.com/articles/glenscales/mtrackrs.asp

The scripts that Glen has created may be enough for you.

Simon.
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SembeeCommented:
Just going through some of the old outstanding questions as it is quiet...

Has this query been resolved?
If you need clarification on any part of the responses above, please post back.

Otherwise you need to close the question by awarding points, or posting in the Support Topic Area (top right corner) with a link to this question asking for the moderators to close the question for you without awarding points.

Simon.
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Marty_RickettsAuthor Commented:
All of the suggestions were feasible, but not ones that I could use. I honestly do not like installing apps for trial periods simply because of the residual traces that they leave behind. I don't like the "cling-ons" that they leave in the registry.

Anyway, I will accept an answer for the sake for accepting one.  That way we can close this out. I am still assuming that Microsoft does not have the built in ability to track how many emails it processes daily.

Thank you,

Marty
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