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By Patrick Horn ·
I have been tasked with looking into a user's email habits. Is it possible to see what emails are being sent and received by an individual on my Exchange Server? Exchange 2000 on Server 2000 machine. I can see what is coming and going through my Barracuda, but I need to look into some inter-office emails also. Any insight will help me in this uncomfortable task. Thanks.....

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by DC1 In reply to See emails on an exchange ...

Give your ID rights to the users mailbox. Another option is setup a rule that forwards a copy of all mail sent to and from the users mailbox to a seperate mailbox that you have rights too.

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by BFilmFan In reply to See emails on an exchange ...

Make sure that your company has an Acceptable Email Usage Policy. Otherwise, you will quickly run afoul of federal and potentially state wiretap laws.

Otherwise, follow the previously suggested advice.

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by curlergirl In reply to See emails on an exchange ...

Another way of doing this is to enable message tracking and logging on your Exchange server. This creates a log of every message going through the message transfer agent on the server. In addition to allowing you to track and log every message sent and received by all users on the Exchange site, it is very useful for troubleshooting various situations where you might need a detailed log of message activity. To see the messages, you can manually open the log, or you can use the Exchange System Manager tool and go to Tools/Message Tracking.

To enable message tracking, right click on the server name in Exchange System Manager, go to Properties. On the General tab, you'll see a check boxes to Enable subject logging and display and Enable message tracking; you will also want to set a maintenance period for removing log files so that they don't eat up your drive space - I use 10 days, but you could select any time period you want.

Hope this helps!

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P.S. This method does not allow you to see only the sender, recipient and other relevant transmission information. It's a lot safer in terms of questions related to privacy, wiretapping, etc., since you are not actually viewing the content of the messages.

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by curlergirl In reply to

UMMM - I mean, this method DOES allow you to see only...etc...

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