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How can I count physical emails sent from all mailboxes?

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I need to know how many "physical" emails my users sent during a specific date. I used the program below to export the RECEIVE events on my hub, but I can't figure out how to count them per mailbox.

foreach ($x in get-mailbox -server MYMAILBOXSERVER -resultsize unlimited | %{$_.primarysmtpaddress }){
Get-MessageTrackingLog -Sender $x -Server MYHUBTRANSPORT -EventID RECEIVE -Start "7/1/2010 12:00am" -End "7/31/2010 11:59pm" |ft Sender,TimeStamp,TotalBytes,RecipientCount -autosize
}


thank you
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by:Gary Dewrell
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Take a look at this. Might be more than you wanted but it does provide the result you are looking for.

http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2008/02/07/448082.aspx
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What about this? (It is just counting all mail went through the HUB, I did not filter by originating mailbox server.)
Get-MessageTrackingLog -Start 2010.08.19 -end 2010.08.23 -EventId receive -ResultSize unlimited | 
	?{$_.source -eq "storedriver"} | Group-Object sender -NoElement

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by:cyberleo2000
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Thanks soostibi, I totally forgot about the group-Object cmdlet. two questions through, why would you need ?{$_.source -eq "storedriver"}, isn't the fact that your searching for eventid recevie enough? Also, what exactly does "?" at the begining of that line do? is it just a standin for "where"

thanks
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by:cyberleo2000
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I answered my own question. Without the stordriver search the command returns all messages received by the hub, event external ones. One last question, the output cuts off, as shown below, how can I format the output?

Count Name                    
----- ----                    
  791 MOMAlerts@lendlease.com  
  713 MicrosoftExchange329e7...
  502 imapemeaprod@lendlease...
  433 globalportaladmin@lend...
  226 apoprd@lendlease.com    
  202 root@lendlease.com      
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Add ft -autosize to the end.
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by:soostibi
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? is the alias for Where-object cmdlet.
You can format the output by format-table. With a hashtable structure you can set the column name (n="..."), the data expression (e={...}), the alignment (a="left"), and the column width (w=70).
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Get-MessageTrackingLog -Start 2010.08.19 -end 2010.08.23 -EventId receive -ResultSize unlimited | 
	?{$_.source -eq "storedriver"} | Group-Object sender -NoElement | 
		Format-Table @{n="message count"; e={$_.count};a="left"; w=20}, @{n="from address"; e={$_.name}; w=70}

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The -autosize has a disadvantage: is you use it, format-table will wait for all the results, calculates the optimal column widths and then outputs the results. With the "manual" hash table formatting as an output borns, it will be emitted to the screen at once.
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by:cyberleo2000
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Thank you for all your help. Note: exchange management shell did not accept n as a key in format-table, although it did accept l for label. thanks again.
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Actually PowerShell 1.0 does not accept "n", PowerShell 2.0 does.
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