Reducing the mailbox size of users as an archiving solution in exchange 2003 server and Outlook 2007
Posted on 2011-04-26
Before posting this, let me tell you that i have looked at most of the articles on this website regarding my query and i didn't find any reasonable answer. so I am posting my question here.
I would like to reduce the user mailbox sizes as its getting more than 2 GB which is not good interms of performance and some has got around 5 GB. I am looking for best possible ways to reduce the mailbox size on the exchange server as well as in Outlook Inbox size.
Going through lot of responses, here is what i understand going for .pst file by doing archiving is not recommended it seems and some say its good. Well, i am confused with both the solutions.
Also, while doing this archiving its going to move all the emails from the Exchange server mailboxes, if its so.
Could you suggest any best practices to achieve this. i know about the GFI mailarchive and other similar archiving solution providers. But i am looking for something which can be achieved with out those 3rd party mail archiving solutions.
Any help in this would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance!!!!!!!!!