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Trace who has checked the president's email

Learn how you can monitor mailbox access by auditing or by viewing Mailbox Resources in Exchange Server.

How can we trace which users have checked the company president's email box? I know Exchange and Active Directory keep track of logons. We are running static IP addresses, so I thought maybe we could get the IP also, in case the person is logging into the domain as the president. We are running Windows 2003 SP1, Exchange 2003 SP1, and clients are Windows XP SP2.
If someone does access a mailbox and they are not the primary NT account, then a 1016 event will be created in the application log. See this Microsoft article for more information: How to monitor mailbox access by auditing or by viewing Mailbox Resources in Exchange Server.

You might also want to check out this tip: Establishing mailbox audit trails on Exchange Server.

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  • This was last published in January 2006

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