setting a time to live on messages with exchange 2003?
Posted on 2005-05-11
I work for a school, who has opted to require all students to get e-mail accounts on the school e-mail server. Since this is a severe strain on resources, we are limiting the accounts to 20MB each. Due to this though alot of students are complaining about messages sent to them on the student distridution list (announcements that do not directly affect them or their studies) and how it is wasting their e-mail space and spamming them.
The topic of a seperate "opt in" list for the announcements was flat out rejected... so I have been asked to find a way to set a "time to live" on the announcements so that if they are not opened within the TTL period they are deleted. The only similar feature I know of is the feature that deletes all e-mail of a certain age. I offered this with skepticism and they rejected it too, as I expected.
So, is there a way, or 3rd party program, that allows a message sender to set a TTL on a message so that it is deleted after the time expires? If not, does someone have another possible solution I can offer them?
This isnt an emergency, but I do need to find something before our next meeting in a couple days. My google searches are only finding management tools for exchange, and not what I am searching for.