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Distribution List last used date

I am trying to get rid of some old distribution lists that we have at our company.  However I don't know which lists are currently being used by people.  Is there a way to find out when the last time a distribution list was last used?

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No way to determine this natively within AD. Remove the email address associated with the DL and leave it for awhile to see if anyone complains.
laddyboy0021Author Commented:
That would work, but i have around 200 DL's to figure out.  And they are also not all used by just users, some are used by systems that we have.
Unless you have third-party message tracking software installed in your Exchange environment (or whatever email system you're using, you haven't specified), there's not going to be another reasonable way to determine this. Active Directory itself simply does not maintain a record of the last time a distribution group had an email sent to it.
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