Exchange Mail Flow in 2013 Server


In the old Exchange server I could examine the delivery of email using server tool where I would have specified server name, sender and recipient and time. How is this done in Exchange 2013 server?


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Jeff GloverSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
Closest thing is in the Exchange Admin Center under Mail Flow > Delivery Reports. They removed some good tools when they made 2013.

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Jason CrawfordTransport NinjaCommented:
Forget the EAC.  You get a much more detailed view of message tracking with Exchange Management Shell.  I use this one-liner almost everyday:

Get-ExchangeServer | where {$_.isHubTransportServer -eq $true -or $_.isMailboxServer -eq $true} | Get-MessageTrackingLog -Sender xxx -Recipient xxx -Start xxx -End xxx | Sort-Object -Property Timestamp | fl | out-file track.txt;Invoke-Item track.txt

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Replace 'xxx' with the actual sending and receiving email address.  Set the date to one day before and one day after you know the email was sent.  Here's an example for today:

Get-ExchangeServer | where {$_.isHubTransportServer -eq $true -or $_.isMailboxServer -eq $true} | Get-MessageTrackingLog -Sender -Recipient -Start 10/13/2015 -End 10/15/2015 | Sort-Object -Property Timestamp | fl | out-file track.txt;Invoke-Item track.txt

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The track.txt file will open automatically, and if it's blank it didn't find anything.  If it isn't the events you'll want to look for are SMTP Send for outbound email and Deliver for inbound email.
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