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Cannot delete/purge corrupt user mailbox from exchange 2003

Hello.

I have a user mailbox in exchange 2003 that is corrupt. I can't use exmerge on it to remove the emails as exmerge just hangs. I tried deleting the mailbox and purging it through exchange system manager but it just sits there.

how can I delete this troublesome mailbox?

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BurundiLappCommented:
This could indicate a problem with your mailbox database, I would run isinteg ( http://support.microsoft.com/kb/182081 ) on the relevant mailbox database to check its integrity and if any issues are found you can use the tool to repair it.

PLEASE ensure you have a full verified backup before using these tools.
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
I doubt it would move as well

So my good Option if Ent version is create new DB move all other mailboxes and then simply delete this Mailbox Database files itself.

Or you can even try to disconnect the mailbox and set the Purge Mailbox limit on the Database to 0 days and wait for Online maintenance to delete the Mailbox.

- Rancy
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tracyprierAuthor Commented:
I found a corrupt mailbox. deleted and recreated it and problem solved
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tracyprierAuthor Commented:
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for tracyprier's comment #a39246025

for the following reason:

I found the answer myself
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Dont mind but in your own initial Statement you mentioned your unable to Delete and it sits there for ever :(

- Rancy
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BurundiLappCommented:
Posting the answer would be useful for people who have the same problem in the future!
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tracyprierAuthor Commented:
Apologies.

I added the account to my own Outlook then went through and deleted every email. Once the mailbox showed no items and no disk space usage I was able to delete it.
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Happy to know but its too hard as you werent able to do any task and then it allowed you to add and delete data ..... humm I guess wired things happen in IT only :)

- Rancy
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