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Limits on Exchange 2007 Sent and Deleted Email Folders

Our users currently have unlimited mailbox size and unlimited recipient policies.  We know that this is a problem.  We have already setup limits on both incoming and outgoing email to 25mb.  Now we are trying to bring down our overall store sizes.  We are trying to do this incrementally so that our users are more open to the solutions we present.  I would like to know how to limit just the Sent, Deleted and Junk folders.  This will “ease” our users into accepting email size limitations and mailbox size limitations.  I cannot file an article on how to limits individual outlook fodders.  Can some help me with this problem?  Exchange 2007 Enterprise.  Is there a power shell cmdlet that would work for individual users and the entire store?  Thanks, Richard.
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I am not entirely sure that is possible. The ability to set thresholds on items sent does not mean you can put a threshold on the folder specifically. Public folders yes.
The threshold you set on the mailbox determines the user's storage size which encompasses all folders in the mailbox. This should not exceed 1GB for best performance anything over 2GB and you risk corruption of that mailbox and the entire Mail Store.

I am not sure how big your company is or what you do but if you are small enough to touch each client enforce auto-archive where every month or week it takes the Deleted items older than a month/week and moves to a .PST file on the server or the local PC and same for the other folders.

Set their warning threshold lower and say their emails will not go out until they archive, setup secondary PST for these folders i.e. "Archive Deleted items.pst and Sent items.pst" then show then how to drag and drop entire weeks, months down easily.

here is an article explaining storage thresholds and think of your question in this way, if there isn't a threshold has been reached warning message then there is not a corresponding threshold setting.
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