outlook file deleted from the server

Posted on 2009-12-21
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
  I am not overly familiar with Exchange 2003(?) but I have a client that is using that.  He is leaving the company and wants to make sure they do not have access to his old emails after he leaves.  I believe all this info is stored locally on his laptop.  Is there a way I can verify this?  Is there anything I need to do on the server to make sure he is completely wiped?   They want to keep the email address and just forward any future emails to his replacement.  Thanks
Question by:rickBergami
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    If Exchange has been setup correctly, there is no way that you can be completely sure it has gone.
    If the server is being backed up, then it will be on the backup tapes.
    Exchange by default does not store content on the laptop as the only source. It will be a copy. The data will be stored on the Exchange server.

    To be picky though - the email is not his. It belongs to the company. Therefore they will need to give permission for it to be removed.

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    Agree with above, the whole point of exchange server, from many companies point of view, is to keep a record of employees activites, and they are indeed the companies property. In fact, if taking a copy of the emails, it's very wise to get written permission before doing so - we've had a few clients successfully sue ex employees who've abused the emails they unlawfully took after the end of their employment.

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