Exchange 2003 mailbox metadata - I need to remove messages that are not actually there.
Posted on 2007-03-23
We've got Veritas 9.1 backing up our Exchange 2003 mailboxes. Veritas fails because there are 2 emails in 8 users mailboxes that are corrupt. They seem to be SPAM messages that somehow got through the Ironmail applicances a while ago.
One is named "Videos Movies Video" and the other is "Champion Solutions Group."
We ran ExMerge against the 8 mailboxes to remove the messages, but ExMerge doesn't find the messages. Also, the messages don't appear in the user accounts.
Are these emails somehow partialy deleted files by our SPAM filters and the're residing in the mailboxes in some sort of metadata form?
If so, how might I purge or remove these stinking messages without recreating the users mailboxes?
Thanks a ton,