Is there a way to know individual mail item size?

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Is there a way to know individual mail item size for an mailbox in exchange 2013 without logging into mailbox from exchange management shell? or without performing ediscovery search to export the data.I know we can check for mailbox folder size and item count but I want to know the size of each individual mail . Or is there any EES script for it?
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Ben Personick (Previously QCubed)Lead SaaS Infrastructure Engineer

You can use windows explorer to navigate the exchange database and review the contents of email folders so long as you as you are designated a domain admin.  (Although exchange admin and local admin on the exchange server may be enough)

Browse the database drive letter, or mount point using windows explorer, locate the user's mailbox, locate the .eml file that you want to see the size of and it will be listed in explorer.

You can run a simple dir /s command on the user's folder to get a full listing of files and their sizes.
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I dont think you have a powershell to get each email size. You will get size of each folder in the mailbox using the below command. You can use 3rd tools to browse to mailbox and check each mail item size. Maybe other experts can propose a better solution.
Get-MailboxFolderStatistics -identity John | Select Name, FolderSize

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Dirreguard my message, that was for exchange 2003, don't know how I read 2013 as 2003.  Whoops.  The powershell method using get mailbox is the only real way in 2013.
Michael B. SmithManaging Consultant

This can be done pretty easily in EWS. If you want to re-open the question for additional solutions, I'll post a script.


please share the EWS script that would greatly help e

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