Searching for information in mailbox store for lawsuit
Posted on 2011-03-14
I have a Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 SP2 Std. mail box store instance that I need to search accross all mailboxes for certain keywords, phrases and email addresses. This task goes beyond a regular EXMERGE search of the subject line since I need to include 'to', 'from', 'cc' fields, as well as the message bodies. The ultimate goal is to have these emails be compiled in a PST file akin to EXMERGE or other database file so that it can be submitted as evidence in a lawsuit.
My question is whether there is a tool (free or for sale), that one might use for such a purpose. That's 400 points.
Also, perhaps important, perhaps not, I intend to run this on a virtualized instance of a backup of the information store from a year ago (which is the time of focus of this suit). This shouldn't have any bearing on the tool, but I feel I would be amiss to mention it.
Finally, if someone has already gone through this type of a process and can share some best practices, I would be awarding partial points (100) for that as well.