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Part 1: An overview of Exchange 2007 journaling rule scopes

Find out how the Internal, External and Global scopes in Exchange Server 2007 journaling to define what types of messages will be journaled.

The scope of an Exchange Server 2007 journaling rule defines what types of messages will be journaled. There are three journaling rule scopes to choose from:

  • Internal scope: When the Internal scope is set, messages sent and received by mailboxes within the Exchange Server organization are journaled.

  • External scope: When the External scope is chosen, messages sent to recipients outside of the Exchange Server organization are journaled. Likewise, messages sent by users outside of your Exchange organization to recipients within your Exchange organization are also journaled.

  • Global scope: If the Global scope is selected, all messages passing through your Hub Transport server are journaled, regardless of where they have come from or who they are being sent to.

Exchange Server 2007 allows you to create multiple journaling rules that include different scopes. So if you create a rule that uses the Global scope, the rule will journal all messages flowing through the Hub Transport server -- even if those messages have already been journaled by another rule. To avoid duplication, plan your rules carefully.


 Home: Introduction
 Part 1: An overview of Exchange 2007 journaling rule scopes
 Part 2: Compliance considerations for Exchange 2007 journal mailboxes
 Part 3: How to enable the Exchange Server 2007 journaling agent
 Part 4: How to create an Exchange 2007 journaling rule
 Part 5: How to modify, disable or delete an Exchange 2007 journaling rule
 Part 6: How to create journaling rules with Exchange Management Shell

Brien M. Posey, MCSE
Brien M. Posey, MCSE, is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for his work with Exchange Server, and has previously received Microsoft's MVP award for Windows Server and Internet Information Server (IIS). Brien has served as CIO for a nationwide chain of hospitals and was once responsible for the Department of Information Management at Fort Knox. As a freelance technical writer, Brien has written for Microsoft, TechTarget, CNET, ZDNet, MSD2D, Relevant Technologies and other technology companies. You can visit Brien's personal Web site at

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