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How to enable Message Tracking

Message tracking is the ability of a Microsoft Exchange Server to generate tracking logs. These tracking logs can either be used to review the delivery of a message (either inbound or outbound) or to allow monitoring and profiling of email usage - although you will require a separate application to analyze the log files for this.

En enable message tracking:

  1. Start Exchange System Manager.
  2. Expand the "Administrative Group" and navigate down to the server on which to enable message tracking.
  3. Right click the server and select Properties.
  4. On the "General" tab, tick the "Enable Message Tracking" check box to enable Message Tracking.

These notes have been tested with Exchange Server 2003. It is believed they also apply to Exchange Server 2000.

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