Get a List of Mailbox Folders Sorted by Size

It doesn’t matter if an end user gets so much email that it’s impossible to manage, gets a lot of really important email that can’t be deleted, or is just really bad at managing their stuff, many end users will always complain about not having enough storage space for their mailbox. We all know the standard instructions: Configure auto-archiving or online archiving, save attachments separately […]

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Search and destroy phishing attempts before a compromise

It seems like I do a search and destroy to find and delete phishing attempts before they are opened–and possibly believed–by the end users at least once a month. We all see random phishing attempts using the names of banks and social media giants all the time. Most anti-spam software catches those easily. Unfortunately, if you have more than a few thousand users, you are […]

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Showing mailbox quota information in Outlook

Outlook ought to show you how full your mailbox is by default. Unfortunately, it doesn’t. Here’s how you can tell Outlook to show your mailbox quota all the time. Right-click on the status bar at the bottom of Outlook 2010 or Outlook 2013. (It might work in other versions as well.) Select “Quota Information.” Now you will be able to see how much free space […]

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Cannot Open the Free/Busy Information, part 2

Applies to Exchange 2010 SP1 and SP2. Last November, I wrote that I get this error whenever I try to edit the delegate list for multiple resources at the same time: I was incorrect about this only happening when I edit multiple resource mailboxes simultaneously. it seems to be random. I see it more often in those cases simply because there are more mailboxes in […]

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New Mailbox Export Request Returns Access Denied

The New-MailboxExportRequest (and New-MailboxImportRequest) cmdlet requires a UNC path for the FilePath parameter. In other words, you can’t use “New-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox MailboxName -FilePath C:\output.pst”. You have to use “New-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox MailboxName -FilePath \\servername\sharename\output.pst”. However, if the share and NTFS permissions aren’t set correctly on the destination path, you could get an error like this one. [PS] C:\Windows\system32>New-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox MailboxName -FilePath \\servername\sharename\output.pst Unable to open PST […]

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