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Exchange 5.5 - Prevent mail deleting

By pozotech ·
We have an exch 5.5 server (Sp4) on NT(sp6). All clients use Outlook 2000 with a few using only OWA for email. Am looking for suggestions on how to prevent a user that is about to be let go/or leaving from deleting all the email from their mailbox.
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by InXale In reply to Exchange 5.5 - Prevent ma ...

Well if you are backing up the mailbox(s) every night you will always have the last good known backup too hand..

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by pozotech In reply to Exchange 5.5 - Prevent ma ...

Yes - I have my backups. Looking for other ideas.

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by pozotech In reply to Exchange 5.5 - Prevent ma ...

We do backup each night - however restoring single mailboxes is time consuming. Looking to see how other IT depts are handling this issue.

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by CG IT In reply to Exchange 5.5 - Prevent ma ...

someone else asked a question similar to yours and one of the answers was creating a couple of folders and copying the contents of the mail box to those folders.

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by CG IT In reply to Exchange 5.5 - Prevent ma ...

Since you stated [and the first answer reinterated] that you backup every night, you'll have the contents of the mailboxes on tape [or whatever media you use].

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by pozotech In reply to Exchange 5.5 - Prevent ma ...

Yes - have 3 weeks of rotation tape for email. Restoring requires a backup server and restore all mailboxes then export to pst file. Take time - looking for another idea.

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by acattr In reply to Exchange 5.5 - Prevent ma ...

have you tried deleted item retension.

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by pozotech In reply to Exchange 5.5 - Prevent ma ...

Am using deleted item retension - have it set for 14 days - could increase that. Am dealing with salespeople - What if they take a new job -plan on starting in 3 weeks. Come in and delete important messages - then give you a week/day notice that they are leaving. They have already deleted the messages.

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by acattr In reply to Exchange 5.5 - Prevent ma ...

sales people are idiots. so all I use is deleted item retention. backup exec and arcserve allow you to backup individual items. I would use backup exec for the situation you just mentioned.

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