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    Hi there,

    I'm looking for a way to find distributions lists in AD that have not been used in the past Month/Year etc...

    Is there a convenient place where such information is kept so I can code a script out of it ?

    I searched with ADSI but found no attributes that specify last time a mail was sent to the DL.

    Any help is appreciated. Thanks

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    Re: Unused Distribution Lists

    Exchange doesn't record that information.
    The only way would be message tracking and a query against the logs. If you do not keep the message tracking logs for very long then that information isn't stored.

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    • #3
      Re: Unused Distribution Lists

      Thanks for the fast reply sir,

      I was afraid that would be the outcome.

      Pretty sad to see there is no efficient ways for admins to clean dead distribution lists besides having list managers report to us when they don't plan on using them anymore.

      Shouldn't be that hard for MS to add a timestamp attribute that is checked everytime exchange treats a list as a recipient

      Oh well !

      Thanks again