Mail box Quotas and Shared Folders RRS feed

  • Question

  • We are migrating from Exchange to another mail system but want to preserve Public Folders for the short to medium term. We also want to use delegation in Calendars so that executive assistants, etc., can send invites 'on behalf of' and mail 'on behalf of' from public folders.

    If we set the personal mailbox quota down to the minimum will this mean that mail cannot be sent by a delegated party becaus ethe quota is on their personal mail file?

    Also, is mail routing in Exchange dependent on the personal mail file quota?


    Tuesday, November 13, 2012 9:37 AM

All replies

  • You can set a tiny Prohibit Send quota, sure.

    Routing has nothing to do with mailbox quota.  (In Exchange, there is no such thing as "personal mail file".)

    Personally, I think trying to preserve public folders while using some other mail system is just going to cause you massive confusion, especially if you try to use both in the same Outlook profile.

    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012 1:33 AM
  • Misinformation can be very damaging.

    Our problem was that we set the prohibit send quota too low for the hybrid period of transition where executive assistants need to send 'on behalf of' and book calendar events 'on behalf of'.

    We are dumping public folders at some point in the migration. Probably 6-9 months away. Thanks for your input.

    Friday, November 16, 2012 12:56 PM
  • Hi ,

    When your maibox achieve the size of prohibit send and receive mailbox quota,  a new warning message is triggered for that user. And the user won’t send and receive message before clean mailbox.

    More information for your reference.

    A Question of Quotas in Exchange Server 2010 (Part 1):


    Wendy Liu

    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, November 20, 2012 10:03 AM