Exchange 2003 - Online Maintenance Job & Deleted Mailbox Folders
Posted on 2006-03-20
Ok, we have a running debate here understanding the online maintenance service (the service that produces the 700, 701, & 1221 event messages) and the contents of the user's outlook deleted folder, and the mailbox display in the exchange system manager, specifically the "deleted items" column.
Suppose a guy is in a shop, brand new, and he is the only user in the entire shop. Suppose he looks at his outlook deleted folder, and it shows 15MB of emails, in his outlook deleted email folder. This is email that got there from the normal deletion from his inbox. Now, suppose he deletes 10MB's from his deleted email folder, leaving 5MB left in his deleted email folder. Here are the questions:
1. What is going to show up in guys "deleted items" column in the exchange system manager mailbox display? 10MB? 5MB? 15MB?
2. Now, let's run the exchange online maintenance job, and we have the deletion setting for “keep deleted items” set to zero days. After we run that, assuming this is the only guy in the entire shop, how much will the online maintenance job delete? Does the online maintenance job look at the outlook deleted folder? Or does it just look at what has been removed from the deleted folder, and is hanging around in the "recoverable items" twilight zone. And after the job runs, what again will show up in the "deleted items" column of the exchange system manager, mailbox display for this one and only user?
We got beers riding on this!