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Delete all mail from users

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As we prepare to migrate to Outlook / Exchange, we have kept our GroupWise email going and have been training on Outlook.  We have Outlook 2003 and Exchange 2003; GW is still our default mail profile and mail server; but each user has an AD user, Exchange mailbox, and has a cached installation of Outlook on their system to test on.
Now we are ready to migrate the actual mail from GW to Exchange, and we need a quick and easy way of cleaning out everything in the mailbox store, and everything in the cached local copy of Outlook files.
I can't find a simple way to do that - perhaps you know of something I am missing.

Please advise
thanks
Donna
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dismount the stores.....delete everything in MDBDATA folder ....remount stores.....
create a logon script to search users hard drive for OST files  ... delete it...before they strat their outlook...
unless u have changed the default location of OST files it is in the users profile folder...
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sorry i forgot to mention.....just in case u have played around with exchange settings in ESM...make sure retention
on mailbox store and public folder stores are not set...(deleted item settings in the ESM)...do this before u delete items
from MDBDATA folder and right after u remount the server make sure u have atleast 7 days of retention configured....actually in the beginings u can try 30 days(both for mailbox store and specially for public folder store)....untill u learn ur way around exchange...
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