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Is there a simple way of creating a log of email messages received and sent by our Exchange 2010 server (single server in AD) which will include Data and Time, Recipient, Sender and Subject?
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by:Simon Butler (Sembee)
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Message Tracking will have most of that information and is enabled by default.
You can also enable logging on the Connectors for more in depth information.

Simon.
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by:Paul Tozer
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Yes,

You can use PTL or Log Parser to do this

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2011/10/21/updated-process-tracking-log-ptl-tool-for-use-with-exchange-2007-and-exchange-2010.aspx

This will then integrate with Message tracking Logs on the Exchange server
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by:Vijaya Babu Sekar
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Already enable this facility in Exchange servers. that is called Message tracking\Message Tracing log. You can see below the details from the Message trace\tracking log

1. Sender
2. Recipient
3. Message id
4. Subject
5. Connector Id
6. Client IP
7. Server IP

Etc. Thanks.
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by:ARampton
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Thanks, the Tracking Log Explorer seems to provide just what I want

Do you know how long its history will span?

Does the Tracking Log have any purge settings?
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by:Simon Butler (Sembee)
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It depends on how long you have it set for. I think by default it is 14 days.

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If you want to change the Maximum age, you may run the below cmdlets in Exchange Powershell..

Set-TransportServer <Identity> -MessageTrackingLogMaxAge <Age>

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by:ARampton
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What is the cmdlet for showing the current setting of MessageTrackingLogMaxAge?
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by:Simon Butler (Sembee)
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You have most of the command already.
Instead of set-transportserver, change it to get-transportserver.
Then add | select identity, MessageTrackingLogMaxAge

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