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Why Use Mailbox Limits ? - 6.Jul.2005 7:01:00 AM   


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Hi Guys,

Im trying to put to "the power that be" reasons why to use mailbox limits, apart from the obviouse, im a bit stuck .. anyone know of any white papers or can put into words why to set mailbox limits ?
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RE: Why Use Mailbox Limits ? - 6.Jul.2005 8:00:00 AM   


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i don't know what you mean with "obvious" so i point out in short words which arguments i know for setting mailbox limits:

- you are able to forecast the maximum diskspace you will need for your exchange system

- bigmailboxes can cause performance problems on your exchange system

- in exchange 5.5 (don't know if for 2000 and 2003 true) exchange will stop working as soon as a mailbox reaches 16 GB

- the bigger your mailstore gets the bigger your service-time-window will be

- big mailboxes can block a WAN line if a user creates an ost-file

- ost and pst files in ANSI-code have a size restriction of 2 GB

- perhaps later you have to install additional servers because your mailstores reach their limit. If you have mailbox limits you can plan your mailstores better

- smaller mailboxes = lower budget

That are the reasons which came first in my mind.

BR jojo

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RE: Why Use Mailbox Limits ? - 6.Jul.2005 8:05:00 AM   


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hmmm nice one mate ..

anyone else ? Ive been looking on technet for a white paper on it but cant seem to find one..

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RE: Why Use Mailbox Limits ? - 6.Jul.2005 10:56:00 AM   


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There are several reason why you might want to control mail box limits, is actually depends on your environment.
Most of them has already bought up by Jojo123.

First thing I can think of is keep it clean, and you will have fewer headaches.
What version of exchange are you using? And how big is your organization?
Will all make difference?
Here some of the links you can read, and try to evaluate your own environment.


Good Luck and
Best regards,

[ July 06, 2005, 10:57 AM: Message edited by: oz ]

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RE: Why Use Mailbox Limits ? - 6.Jul.2005 11:50:00 AM   


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capacity planning is the short word for what this is all about...

when u have a large scale user like about 200 to 500 mailboxes i will bet that mailbox size limits is your necessity...

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RE: Why Use Mailbox Limits ? - 7.Jul.2005 10:21:00 AM   


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An other reason is that a hacker or anyone who wants to crash your server can send large mails, so that your server has no disc space available and crashes.

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