Dealing with very restrictive mailbox size limits.
Posted on 2006-11-29
I am after a fresh set of eyes for a problem that one of my clients is facing, and thought of no-where better to go than here :)
This client is actually a small branch of a major international organisation, as such, they do not have full control over their circumstances. The organisation is moving from Lotus to Exchange (YAY!) but this has changed the deployment scenario.
This branch will no longer have it's own mail server (as they did under Lotus) instead, I am assuming that they will be using RPC/HTTPS to connect to the server. This branch is ~25 people, were it my call, I would drop an exchange server in there.
ANYWAY, the actual problem is that there are going to be some extremely aggressive mailbox restrictions; from the virtual no-limit they have now, on their own server to the nightmarish limit of 100MB - count it, one hundred meg.
So, assuming that a dedicated exchange server here is not an option (feel free to comment about this though), what could be done?
My suggestion was to look at something like Enterprise Vault to rip it all off at a scheduled time (but the details of how this would work is not too clear) OR the horrible proposition of having AutoArchive PST files stored over the network. Bearing in mind that at the moment, this is the best solution we have - HELP!
Thanks in advance