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I would like to know if there is a way to purge old emails from a specific users mailbox in exchange 2003

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I would like to know if there is a way to automatically purge old emails from a specific users mailbox in exchange 2003. I have users that do not clean out their mailboxes and they are not ablr to receive emails.
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by:LauraEHunterMVP
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The EXMERGE utility can assist you with this. You'll find a good tutorial to get you started with EXMERGE here: http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/MF013.html

Hope this helps.

Laura E. Hunter - Microsoft MVP: Windows Server - Networking
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by:rakeshmiglani
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use mailbox manager policy. search MS KB and you would find many articles about how to implement it.
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by:colmisdiv
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Thank you sage. i ahve read through the articles and i want to apply it  to a couple of accounts as a test. The directions aren't really clear. When I name the policy, I then hit the modify button to apply filter rules, i hit the drop down to find users, computers and group and then select the name of the person i want the policy to apply to correct?
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by:KCTS
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Yes you can set a recipient policy to perge messages after a set number of days.
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rakeshmiglani earned 500 total points
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319188 has information about how to set the filters.
you can also check http://support.microsoft.com/kb/288115 for information to exclude some mailboxes from the policy
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