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POP3 sync filling up the C disk of Exchange

Hi,

My client has resently moved their mailboxes to Gmail. Their current Exchange mailboxes still active. Also, I setup contact in exchange using their Gmail email address then enable the forward email to their contact....so far good, that is an inbound exchange emial gets routed to specific Gmail account.

I then enabled the POP3 feature in Gmail accounts, configured Outlook as POP3 so the users are able to use MS Outlook to access their Gmail accounts.

BUT the issue is when a user tried synching MS Outlook with Gmail through SEND/RECEIVE, the C drive in the Exchange serve is filling up fast...one time it close to run out of disk space.

So i moved the \service.log from the Exchange to different volume partition but no success.

WHICH file is being used in Exchange when MS Outlook sync with POP3 ?

I don't understand also why Exchange gets involved when MS Outlook sync with POP3 (e.g. Gmail). ?
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Deepu ChowdaryCommented:
Can you move the pst file of outlook to another drive and check once.
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mcse2007Author Commented:
The issue is on the Exchange server whereby during the MS Outlook sync with Gmail, it is filling up the diskspace of Exchange server NOT the hard disk of the client's pc.

Is there a particular reason why you suggesting moving the PST file of Outlook to another driver? What's the login behind this move?
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Chris MillardCommented:
So, in the users profile, is theor Outlook configure to connect to the Exchange server AND download mail from Gmail?

It may be that the email is being downloaded from Gmail, and then being transferred into their Exchange mailbox.
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mcse2007Author Commented:
It may be that the email is being downloaded from Gmail, and then being transferred into their Exchange mailbox..............not sure if that possible though because I've created a new E-mail account per user using POP3, manually configured it then "Set as Default" .

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Chris MillardCommented:
OK - so my next question then, do you have Folder Redirection enabled on the server for these users? If so, then it's possible that their PST files are being stored on the server rather than on their local PCs.

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mcse2007Author Commented:
I'll check to see where the local PST file is saved. From memory it is located under the \Documents and Settings\User\Application etc.....
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Chris MillardCommented:
Sure, but if you have folder redirection enabled, you may find that you have TWO copies of the PST - one local (which will be for when the computer is offline), and a matching PST in the Redirected Folders folder for each user on the server.
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mcse2007Author Commented:
It appears when you add another e-mail account (eg POP3) and leave exchange as the default e-mail account, for some odd reason, Exchange gets involved when POP3 try to sync with its server even though POP3 and Exchange are completely different server.

I solved the issue by:
Forcing MS Outlook and tell it to user POP3 as the default e-mail account,
then manually created the PST file which is saved in local D partition from the notebook,
Force MS Outlook to deliver incoming e-mails to that PST file.
When I sync POP3 client from MS Outlook and its server, the Exchange Server woudn't even know that there is synchronisation happening......

Thanks for your effort.
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