Outlook 2003 / Exchange 2003 Mailbox sizes
Posted on 2012-12-21
Exchange 2003 accounts set up in Outlook 2003
If you click the main mailbox folder (eg 'Mailbox - Jim') and then File / Folder / Properties / Folder size, you have 2 tabs: Local data and server data
Why do the sizes differ between the two? I've sampled a few users and this seems to be normal
Then I deleted some mail and the 2 values both reduced by the same amount, but can't figure why they would differ
With one user the local data shows as 1.78Gb and the server data as 2.07Gb
This user has been getting 'mailbox at limit' messages and I'm aware the server limit is around 2Gb.
Are there any utilities/fixes (official or unofficial) to either compress a mailbox (safely!) or expand its capacity beyond the 2Gb limit?