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I've created a mailbox called Test1 in Exchange 2007 and after I've tested the mailflow I've deleted it by clicking on Remove in Exchange Management Console | Recipient Configuration | Mailbox.

However, the mailbox is still listed by:

Get-MailboxStatistics | Sort-Object TotalItemSize -Descending | ft DisplayName,@{label="TotalItemSize(KB)";expression={$_.TotalItemSize.Value.ToKB()}},ItemCount

How can I permenantly get rid of it, so it no longer shows in the script above?
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Andres Perales earned 2000 total points
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When you delete a mailbox / account it stays in the directory until the system purges after set amount of time.  

Check you deletion settings under your Mailbox store for the setting labeled keep deleted mailbox this number of days, see what you have there, i think the default is 30 days or something...you can change that to zero the do a for update and that should clean it up, just becareful with those settings.
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Could you tell where precisely is that setting?
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Open EMC on any Exchange 2007 server - Server Config - Click on Server that holds that DB - Right Click properties on the DB - Limits Tab - On the bottom half, Keep deleted mailboxes for (days):
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This is what I have under Server Configuration | right click on the server name and Properties | Limits Tab:

Retries
Message Expiration
Notifications
Connection Restrictions.

I have 1 server and Exchange 2007 SP1.
I'll keep on looking...
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