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Using exmerge to delete emails from exchange

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I would like to Delete emails on our exchange server (phishing emails that get through our barracuda).  I have followed the steps post here http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/MF013.html  and i get errors.  I have 5 users that i sent a test email to.


I am using Windows Server 2003 SP2, Exchange 2003.
I put Exmerge in the C:\Program Files\Microsoft Integration\Microsoft Exchange
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Did you create a special user account to run EXMerge with?  If not, you need to because the built-in administrator account specifically has DENY permissions on mailboxes.  Please see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823143

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no i did not create a special account to run with exmerge.  i just used my domain account.  since i am the admin i figured that i would have access to it.  
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well you don't.  so you need to create a new account per that KB article.  :-)

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Thanks will do.  
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3.      In Exchange System Manager, open the properties of the target database object, and then add the security group that has full permissions on the Security page. If you do not add the group that has full permissions, you may receive the following error message in Exmerge:

In this step what is the target database object?   or where would it be located?
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The target database object is the "Mailbox Store (SERVERNAME)" within the First Storage Group container.  Right click on that and open "Properties" > Security Tab.

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