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JAMIE MCKILLOP

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The Exchange tracking logs provide a wealth of information about mail flow through your organization. Unfortunately, the tools that ship with Exchange aren’t very good at leveraging this information in a useful way. You can use the message tracking tool that ships with EMC to search for specific logs but beyond viewing the raw log data, there isn’t much information available. Fortunately, Microsoft has provided us with powershell and powershell can be used in all sorts of interesting ways to gather, aggregate and present data in useful summaries and reports.

One of the great things about powershell and the IT community is that there are plenty of people who have built powershell scripts to solve problems, automate or streamline tasks, and gather and present data. Most people are more than happy to share their scripts with anyone who would like…

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Often you are forced to analyze mail headers. If this is not part of your daily tasks, it’s difficult to “read” the header information.

MXToolBox.com offers a free header analyzer which performs a graphical preparation of the mail header which can be used for documentation and further analyzing. You can follow the different steps of the sent mail as well as e.g. spamfilter or mailserver header additions:

Here you can find the header analyzer:

http://www.mxtoolbox.com/EmailHeaders.aspx

An alternative Tool to analyze the E-Mail header comes from google:
https://toolbox.googleapps.com/apps/messageheader/

Cheers,

Chris