When I configure an end user's email account, I open Microsoft Outlook 2003 and go to Tools -> Email Accounts ->...
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Add New Email Account -> Microsoft Exchange Server. Then I type in the server name and username (that I want to configure the mailbox for).
It sounds easy enough, but I was wondering if there is somewhere in Exchange System Manager (ESM) where I can view everyone's mailbox individually. From what I understand, priv1.edb is the database that holds all mailboxes and email, but this cannot be opened.
Is there a place on the server where I can view email messages waiting to be downloaded into Microsoft Outlook? I am trying to find out where the email goes after the sender hits send but before it reaches the recipient's mailbox. Any light you can shed on this matter would be greatly appreciated.
You can also customize the display if you click on Mailboxes under Mailbox Store -> View -> Add/Remove Columns, and add other fields like Deleted Items (KB), Disconnect Time, Storage Limits, et al.
You cannot, however, view mailbox content.
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