Solved

How do I empty a mailboc in exchange?

Posted on 2007-04-04
6
257 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-06
How do I empty a users mailbox withouth loging in to it?

I have a mailbox with over 300,000 mails, and I need to empty it. How do I do this withouth having to log on to it and downloading all those mails?

[ exchange 2003]
0
Comment
Question by:somewhereinafrica
6 Comments
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:inbarasan
ID: 18849973
I beleive that it is not possible. You need to be able to login the Mailbox to empty it.
0
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:rakeshmiglani
ID: 18850057
you can also use exmerge to export the mailbox contents into a .pst file but exmerge has a limitation of 2 GB so you will have to export with filters into multiple file.
0
 

Author Comment

by:somewhereinafrica
ID: 18850075
Really? You know, the more I work with exchange, the more i feel that it is a limited and backwards piece software... Everything you want to do is hard, hodden, not possible and/or needs a 3'd party solution...
0
NAS Cloud Backup Strategies

This article explains backup scenarios when using network storage. We review the so-called “3-2-1 strategy” and summarize the methods you can use to send NAS data to the cloud

 
LVL 35

Accepted Solution

by:
rakeshmiglani earned 500 total points
ID: 18850122
exmerge is a microsoft tool and not a 3rd party product. check MS site to download this tool and also how to use it.
0
 
LVL 104

Expert Comment

by:Sembee
ID: 18850410
Why don't you just drop the mailbox? If you don't want anything in that mailbox then simply remove the Exchange attributes from the account, then run the cleanup wizard in ESM and then purge the account.

Simon.
0
 

Author Comment

by:somewhereinafrica
ID: 18855966
Simon, the GFI antispam solution uses the journal feature, so i need it.

I will use exmerge to purge it...

And I don't want to argue, but to be honest, why do I have to download extra things from MS? Why would a feature like backing one mailbox up be something that does not come with the software from start?
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Learn to move / copy / export exchange contacts to iPhone without using any software. Also see the issues in configuration of exchange with iPhone to migrate contacts.
Read this checklist to learn more about the 15 things you should never include in an email signature.
In this video we show how to create a User Mailbox in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Recipients >> Mailb…
In this Micro Video tutorial you will learn the basics about Database Availability Groups and How to configure one using a live Exchange Server Environment. The video tutorial explains the basics of the Exchange server Database Availability grou…

776 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question