Deleting mail from mailboxes in Exchange 2003

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We have recently migrated from Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2003 Standard. I need to purge the mail from a mailbox but I do not want to delete the mailbox - just clean it out. This was an easy task in Exchange 5.5, but I cannot see how to do it in Exchange 2003. Any help would be appreciated!
ASKED: December 14, 2004  9:54 AM
UPDATED: December 19, 2004  1:16 PM

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If you want to purge mail from a mailbox without deleting the mailbox permanantly, first disable the user account of the mailbox you want to purge through AD Users and Computers, next, open Exchange Systems Manager -> Adminstrative Groups -> select the group (i.e. domain) -> expand servers -> select the server which has your mailbox in question -> first storage group -> mailbox store -> mailboxes -> right-click to open the options menue and select Purge from the selections. This will delete all mail stored in the mailbox without deleting the mailbox itself.

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  • AmrDaash
    HI To delete you mailbox contents after dumping mail using Exmerge tool you can use recipeints policies and creats a new policy to manage the users mailbox contents, for more info try to copy and paste this in you address bar http://web.ask.com/redir?bpg=http%3a%2f%2fweb.ask.com%2fweb%3fq%3dexchange%2b2003%2bhow%2bto%2bdelete%2bmailbox%2bcontents%26o%3d0%26page%3d1&q=exchange+2003+how+to+delete+mailbox+contents&u=http%3a%2f%2ftm.wc.ask.com%2fr%3ft%3dan%26s%3da%26uid%3d0004FF84744E9DA14%26sid%3d1FCA47F96D5425C14%26qid%3d16DD09C4B9A9AB45885D44ECC503B9DE%26io%3d1%26sv%3dza5cb0d72%26o%3d0%26ask%3dexchange%2b2003%2bhow%2bto%2bdelete%2bmailbox%2bcontents%26uip%3dd5d4ee24%26en%3dte%26eo%3d-100%26pt%3d319188%2b-%2bHow%2bto%2buse%2brecipient%2bpolicies%2bto%2bcontrol%2bmailboxes%2bin%26ac%3d3%26qs%3d1%26pg%3d1%26ep%3d1%26te_par%3d106%26te_id%3d%26u%3dhttp%3a%2f%2fsupport.microsoft.com%2f%3fid%3d319188&s=a&bu=http%3a%2f%2fsupport.microsoft.com%2f%3fid%3d319188&qte=0&o=0&abs=How+to+use+recipient+policies+to+control+mailboxes+in+Exchange+2000+and+Exchange+2003.++View+products+...+information+about+Exchange+2000+Mailbox...&tit=319188+-+How+to+use+recipient+policies+to+control+mailboxes+in&bin=&cat=wp&purl=http%3a%2f%2ftm.wc.ask.com%2fi%2fb.html%3ft%3dan%26s%3da%26uid%3d0004FF84744E9DA14%26sid%3d1FCA47F96D5425C14%26qid%3d16DD09C4B9A9AB45885D44ECC503B9DE%26io%3d%26sv%3dza5cb0d72%26o%3d0%26ask%3dexchange%2b2003%2bhow%2bto%2bdelete%2bmailbox%2bcontents%26uip%3dd5d4ee24%26en%3dbm%26eo%3d-100%26pt%3d%26ac%3d24%26qs%3d1%26pg%3d1%26u%3dhttp%3a%2f%2fmyjeeves.ask.com%2faction%2fsnip&Complete=1
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  • Gargamani
    Why don't you create a recepient policy wirh mailbox management and delete all the messages from all the mailboxes ?
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