exchange 2003 user mailbox limit

exchange 2003 user mailbox limit

Post by Mark » Sat, 23 Sep 2006 00:58:49


Does exchange 2003 have a limit to the size amount a user's mailbox can be
even if you have no default setting for email size?
 
 
 

exchange 2003 user mailbox limit

Post by Ed Crowley » Sat, 23 Sep 2006 01:22:31

You can set this on each mailbox store either individually or, preferably,
through a mailbox store policy. You can configure this in each user's
properties pages, and that setting will override what is set for the mailbox
store.
--
Ed Crowley
MVP - Exchange
"Protecting the world from PSTs and brick backups!"

 
 
 

exchange 2003 user mailbox limit

Post by Mark » Sat, 23 Sep 2006 02:12:46

Yes but does microsoft have a maximum limit on what a user's mailbox can be
even when I configure the mailbox size?
 
 
 

exchange 2003 user mailbox limit

Post by Ed Crowley » Sat, 23 Sep 2006 03:52:31

Microsoft has no hidden limits. PST files are subject to a 2GB or 32GB
limit depending on their type. Mailboxes have performance issues when they
get too big, or if any one folder has more than, say, 2,000 messages, but
there is no hardcoded limit. A single mailbox can be as large as the
mailbox store's maximum (as with Standard Edition) or the volume size,
whichever is smaller.
--
Ed Crowley
MVP - Exchange
"Protecting the world from PSTs and brick backups!"
 
 
 

exchange 2003 user mailbox limit

Post by Mark » Sat, 23 Sep 2006 04:57:36

Thanks for the info. Do performance issues occur if the user has a 3G
mailbox but has it cached in Outlook 2003? or in general if they have their
mailbox cached with Outlook 2003?
 
 
 

exchange 2003 user mailbox limit

Post by Ed Crowley » Sun, 24 Sep 2006 04:37:26

PSTs start bogging down then they get big, and OSTs are just PSTs under the
covers, so I imagine that you could start seeing performance problems.
--
Ed Crowley
MVP - Exchange
"Protecting the world from PSTs and brick backups!"