Preventing Deletion of Email

Posted on 2008-02-07
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I was under the impression after reading Microsoft's marketing stuff (silly me) that you could prevent a user from deleting email through Managed Folders.  After doing some research and trying to find a way in Exchange 2007, it appears I'm wrong.  Is this true?
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David Scott, MCSE earned 500 total points
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i'm not sure about exchange 2007, but in 2003, there is a journaling feature which when enabled saves a copy of every email sent/received in a specified mailbox.  We delete anything older than a year from the journal mailbox using mailbox management

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I think that's what we'll end up doing.  How big does your journal mailbox get?  We have about 30 users.
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It gets the total of all users, cause it will keep everything sent and received.
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by:David Scott, MCSE
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We have about 40 employees  and the journal mailbox is about 20 gb

If that doesn't work out for you, GFI has a program called mail archiver.  Its per mailbox and its reasonably priced.  

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