How can i search all user's mail within exchange 2007?
Posted on 2008-10-17
I know this may sound a bit Black Hat-ish but i was just asked by the "big boss" if there was a way to find some e-mails.
The boss has reason to believe that some of the employees in the company are doing some illegal things during work hours and using the e-mail system and their blackberries to communicate while out in the field. With the bad shape everything is in, this is as he put it "the last thing he needs to worry about and needs to be stopped now". He thinks he knows who is involved, however he was asking if there is a way to search all the users mailboxes from the exchange server for specific words in the body to see if he can track if people are doing illegal things.
I told him i would look into it, and have been poking around looking for answers, and it sounds like it can be done, but no one is saying how.
I was curious if this can be done, and how it can be done, as i have not seen any tools to do it, it seems plausible, but i have not been able to find any answers on it. I'm also suddenly the de-facto administrator as my boss who setup this whole system quit on a whim a few weeks ago and I'm trying to learn everything he did and setup and unfortunately exchange is not one of my stronger points.