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    Outlook Mailbox Size (2000, 2002)

    I am a new network administrator and I have little experience with Outlook backend in the wild. I am wondering what mailbox size seems to affect workstation performance. I have some users with what appear to be large mailboxes and I would like to have some hard numbers to go to managers with. I have workstations running 98 and 2000 and anywhere from 64mb of RAM and on up. It seems that the 98 boxes with 64mb and large mailboxes are suffering most. Any ideas? Thanks

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    Re: Outlook Mailbox Size (2000, 2002)

    Hi, I presume you are running Exchange? If so, in the Public Information Store you can set limits for global mailbox size. Exchange will then notify users that their mailboxes need "cleaning out", as they get close to their limit. With about 120 mail users we set up 50MB as the limit for each user. Have the "Use defaults" box ticked on the limits tab for each exchange user.
    For an individual user you can set an different limit to the defaults, we have our graphics person with a larger limit than standard as she receives large files from agencies.
    Mailboxes cam be archived and re-created, as per a recent Woody's newsletter, which improves performance. You may also wish to check that all users have the archiving set as standard.
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