Exchange 2007: Deleting mailboxes
Posted on 2008-06-09
We have a standard Exchange 2007 installation in a single domain environment. All mailboxes are kept in one single "mailbox database."
After recently acquiring this network, I see there are many email accounts which reside on the Exchange server; which are no longer used. I would like to remove these old accounts, but I have one question.
Is there any benefit to using the exchange management shell to delete email accounts? It looks like going into the Exchange Management Console -> Highlighting mail account -> click Remove, will delete the email account in AD and will also delete the information off the Exchange box.
I don't care too much about removing the user accounts, as I can do that in AD but I want to clear some storage space from my Exchange box, so I want to make sure the data is removed from the mailbox database.
Any insight into this question would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for your time and efforts!