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Michael Pietrzak

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The request is from a local newspaper writer who wants all email from January 2015 up to now and has a list of about twenty key words she is looking for.

Problem is, we're still on Exchange 2003 and DO NOT have an archiving system in place. (Campus doesn't even want us to archive email).

I know I can search email with Exmerge but that looks at only message title and attachment, not the body of the email.

Might have to get a third party tool if campus really wants me to do this right.

Kind of excited to see how campus lawyer directs me.
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Mike I will take a look today and see if I can find anything.  I had some scripts that would search for UserId via Date and vice versa but do not recall if body was doable.

I presume they have .PST files as well..?



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What about grep for Windows?
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Michael Pietrzak

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Hi guys,

Thanks for the replies....

Tim, thankfully no workstation PST's. All email is server based.

@Donoli, if you are referring to the powershell grep command, the server is 2003 and Exchange is 2003. I do not think ps commands will work. Admittedly I do not use powershell very much.

I think that after reading the context of the law, an organization can charge the requesting entity for the services in fulfilling the request. So if I need a third party tool, I might be able to tell this local newspaper that they have to shell out for the cost of such a tool. 
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Well, I must say, I am none to pleased with how EASY it was to get out of one of these "Freedom of information act" requests.

I simply had to say that it would take hundreds of man hours and the purchase of a third party tool and I was free and clear. The lawyers did the rest.

Makes me wonder just what purpose these laws were put in place for if its so easy for the parties to get out of it by making $hit up.
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Probably because the legislature did it to shut up some constituents who have since moved on and so the enabling legislation was slowly ... adjusted ... [smile]

By the way, I love your site, Michael.  Welcome!
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