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Ideas on e-mail retention - pls help

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I am an admin for a medium sized business (80-100 users) - My full backup is around 250gb - i run a full backup every night because thats the way the higher ups want it done. I went around recently and looked at different users e-mail boxes and they have thousands of e-mails in their deleted items box. I am running exchange 2003 with veritas 9.1 by the way : ) Anyway, I want to clear out those deleted items folder without going around to each e-mail box and doing it. Is there a way to do this through group policy? If not, whats the easiest way to go about doing this? I want to slim down the backups.

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How big is your store?
250gb for 100 users is a 2.5gb mailbox per user.

Are you backing up mailboxes as well as the information store? If so you are backing up the data twice during the night.

Otherwise you are looking at using Mailbox Management. This is a feature of Exchange 200x.
This is an article on the Exchange 2000 version, which is almost identical: http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/MF012.html

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