RE: message count

  • From: "Neil Hobson" <neil.hobson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 16:07:55 -0000

I would have thought that the message tracking logs are the best method
here.  Perfmon counters like 'messages sent total' do exist for SMTP
virtual servers, so you could route these messages through a specific
SMTP virtual server.  However, I suspect that these counters reset when
the service is stopped/restarted, so you'd never be 100% sure of your


Have you tried LogParser.exe?  Or one of the commercial products like
Quest MessageStats or Promodag Reports?



From: Tom Kern [mailto:tpkern@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: 24 January 2006 15:46
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] message count 

Hi all.

Here is my issue.



I'm journalling all email in all the stores in my 7 server exchange 2k
ORG to a contact which forwards this email to a smarthost(third party
archive firm) via an smtp connector.


My problem is, I'd like to take a count of all email being journaled and
compare it to the #'s given me by the company I'm journalling to and see
if they match up.


I've tried using this
but the count is abnormally large and not really accurate mirror of what
i'm journalling. or rather, its too accurate 

also, i have to run this script against all 7 servers.


Is there a way i can get a count of all the email i'm journalling?

A perfmon counter for journalling?

Or should i try to get a count of all email flowing out of my journal
smtp connector(if so, how would i do that?)?


I just want some way to validate the #'s this company is giving me,


Thanks alot

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