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Monitor Email for 1 user only

I need a quick solution (i.e. no 3rd party software) to monitor the email for a problem employee in a 2003 Exchange environment. I know about message journaling but I think this is an all-or-nothing solution and I am to monitor ONLY this employee's email. I am wondering about creating another mail store, moving the user to it, and setting up journaling on this store.  Will this work? How do I implement this in a production environment? Will the user need to be off of the system when I do this? I've never moved a user to a different mail store. Do I need to take any special precautions to avoid losing mail? Any thoughts are appreciated.
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FIFBA
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FIFBA
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redseatechnologiesCommented:
Hi FIFBA,

You are correct, journaling is all or nothing.

You are also correct, that the solution is to create another mail store and move the user to that to enable journaling JUST for that user.

The problem is, this will require Exchange 2003 Enterprise.  If you have that, then moving a user to another mail store is as simple as moving them to another server, right click on the user in ADUC and move their mailbox.

There is little risk in doing this, but a backup of the server is always a good idea - as is an Exmerge of the users mailbox first (just in case)

Hope that helps,

-red
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FIFBAAuthor Commented:
We are not running Enterprise. Are there any other ideas?
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redseatechnologiesCommented:
The only other option I have seen without using third party software, is to forward all mail to a mailbox then set up rules to delete the stuff you dont want.  It is ugly, but if you don't want to spend money, you have limited options

-red
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FIFBAAuthor Commented:
Do you have any suggestions for 3rd party software?
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redseatechnologiesCommented:
Two of my preferred companies have solutions for this, but these solutions are built into software packages (usually for spam)

http://www.exclaimer.com
http://www.gfi.com

Go with GFI if you want some spam protection as well, go with exclaimer if not.

-red
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VahikCommented:
for $200.00 dollars u can have this one...
http://www.ivasoft.biz/sj.shtml
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cjtramanCommented:
You can achieve this by forwarding the mails to that user to the new mailbox. This can be done by configuring forward option availabe in exchange general user property page in Active Directory Users & COmputers.
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redseatechnologiesCommented:
That will do nothing for outbound mail though
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