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Can a rule or notification be set for new email count in an inbox?

Posted on 2011-02-25
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We process faxes with our gateway which sends it to a mailbox.  From there our Cisco Unity server then processes those (every 2 minutes) to the intended designated mailbox.  Is there any way to set up an Exchange Outlook notification/rule/alert if new emails in that first inbox increase to a certain count (which for us, indicates a problem with the service that processes them)  That first mailbox usually doesn't have more than 10  emails in it at any 2 minute interval. Hope that made sense!
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Yes it is possible to run a VBScript to get the item count, however it will require access to an outlook profile to do it.  There might be a way to do it with PowerShell too, what version of Exchange are you using?
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Exchange 2007, but shortly (within a month or two) we are going to 2010
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OK, I am currently bogged down with work stuff but this will be fun to work on later.  Will get back to you hopefully with a PowerShell script.
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Here you go.  You didn't say what you want it to do so this example will check the given mailbox and give a message if there are 10 or more messages in the mailbox.
$Count = Get-MailboxStatistics -Database DATABASENAME -Identity USERNAME 
If ($Count.ItemCount -ge 10){
$objShell = new-object -comobject wscript.shell
$Msg = $objShell.popup("The mailbox has 10 or more messages in it.")
}

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Hi Markdmac,

thanks for the script.  I have forwarded it on to our Exchange Admin, as this is out of my league.  I'll let you know what they say regarding it and get back to you.
thanks again.
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