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im running sourceone email journal for around 4000 users
sometimes if the server gets busy the journaling hangs and stops running
this means a backlog of 1000s of emails in the journal email box.
this also means the journal mailbox grows to a dangerous size
i need to enable some sort of alert to inform me when this happens
i need an alert either on mailbox size or even the amount of mails in the inbox.
or if there is any sourceone alerts im not aware of.
i know i could setup mailbox size alerts, but an alert once a day is no good and to set any more i would need to change the settings for all users which i dont want to do
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by:Will Szymkowski
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Take a look at the below link which provides details on how to setup a Transport Rule to auto email an Administrator when any of the quota's are reached.

Configure Mailbox Quota - Email Administrators

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but a user only gets an email once a day when they have reached their quota
this setting can be increased but only for the complete database which i wouldnt want
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To accomplish what you are looking for you will need to use some 3rd party product like Exchange Server Monitor by ManageEngine or PFTG Exchange Monitoring which have built in email/monitoring. They both have free trials so you can try both and see which one fits your needs/budget.

Exchange Server Monitor by ManageEngine

Or

PRTG Exchange Monitoring

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is there no script or code that will alert several times a day when a mailbox hits a certain size
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anything
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i used an exchange shell script to report and send an email when the item count in the inbox hit 500
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this was the solution
nothing else worked
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