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Finding old sent emails/message tracking

Posted on 2006-11-14
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Hi,

 I need to find some old emails that were sent awhile back (2 years) up to the current date, ive used Message tracking but can only find 1 or 2 and can open them to see the contents, is there a way of doing this ?
Also the message tracking log retention is only 20 days does this mean i cant look for emails older than 20 days?

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by:mattash55
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cant open them to see the contents*
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by:dynamitedotorg
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Message tracking only gives you the headers of the message, not the actual content. If your logs only go back 20 days, that's as far back as you can search.
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Ok thanks, but is there way to get the content of emails that have been sent ? or another method i could use
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If they still exist within user mailboxes then you could retrieve them from there, either by accessing the mailboxes directly, or using Exmerge
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by:inbarasan
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Dear mattash55,
Message tracking is the Log file.It can't have any mail Content. SInce you have the log retained for only 20 days, you can't find any logs beyond that point.

Cheers!
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Mmm so theres no other way of viewing sent emails bar Exmerge or accessing the users mailbox ?
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Not unless you've been journalling/archiving them outside of Exchange.
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ok thats great thanks for the swift response
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