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Posted on 2011-09-26
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I need your help!!  This is a "what are you doing" question...there are no right/wrong answers, as far as I am concerned.

I am looking for the settings your company has in place regarding size limits for messages & mailboxes.

I will award 50 pnts.to all that answer the following within the next 12 hours.

Company Name: __________
Number of Mailboxes: __________
Number of Mail servers: __________

Mail flow:
    Limit for incoming messages: __________
    Limit for outgoing messages: __________
    Recipient limits: __________
            
Mailbox Size:
    Issue warning at: __________
    Prohibit send at: __________
    Prohibit send and receive at: __________
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The following blog is a good place to start with

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2006/07/06/3394411.aspx
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Yeah...I have read this (and other) blogs...many of these refer to theory or are aged (as an example, the link you reference is ~5 yrs old).

I am looking for real-deal examples...here is what we are doing today:

Number of Mailboxes: 3000
Number of Mail servers: 12

Mail flow:
    Limit for incoming messages: 10
    Limit for outgoing messages: 10
    Recipient limits: 250

Issue warning at:
    1 GB for Executives/Directors - 10% of staff
    750 MB for Accounting/Managers - 15% of staff
    500 MB for Mid-level Managers/Sr. Users - 15% of staff
    250 MB for all others - 60% of staff

Prohibit send at: never
Prohibit send and receive at: never

Just curious what other admins out there are doing...

-jst
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This was a reference to an already available publication...I was looking for user specific input.  -jst
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