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    Hello Everybody,

    I was just wondering how various people and companies manage their mailboxes, do you just set a warning message in the mailbox get to a certain size.

    Anyone prohibit sending when the mailbox reaches a certain limit.

    How many of us archive off to PST instead of a bespoke Exchange archiving system.

    How do you keep a check on your mailbox size, and how many mailboxes do you have, both live and dormant.

    I would be interested to hear all of your views.

    Many thanks


  • #2
    Re: Mailbox Management

    It depends on your organization structure, users, activities, mail transport and more...
    In general, I think you should limit the Mailbox as the following:
    1. Issue warning at: 100MB.
    2. Prohibit Send at: 120MB.
    3. Prohibit Send and Receive at: 500MB

    4. Message total size for send / receive: 15MB.

    All other items above those sizes should be move by the users to a PST (I recommend a PST server for all user's PSTs).
    CNE 5, CCA, MCSE NT4.0-2003, MCSE 2003 messaging, Exchange Server MVP.
    Tzahi Kolber - IT Supervisor
    Polycom Israel.


    • #3
      Re: Mailbox Management

      We are an ASP and Exchange Hosting provider and as such limit only the message size to 10MB. We do not implement any storage limits as it is unacceptable to our customers and will drive them to our competitors. Because of this we monitor and manage the storage and performance of our Exchange environment very closely and diligently. We are currently at 800 mailboxes and 300GB of mail.