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Microsoft Exchange Server 2013: Mailbox and High Availability by Tony Redmond

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Setting mailbox quotas

Mailbox quotas vary enormously from deployment to deployment and should reflect the need users have for email to support their work. A factory worker might need a quota of only 50 MB to receive workplace notices and announcements, whereas an executive in an information-rich company could require a quota of 50 GB or more. In some respects, any discussion about setting mailbox quotas is often academic because administrators do not pay as much attention to this topic as they did in the past. This is for a few reasons.

Storage is much cheaper today than ever before. Therefore, it is has become feasible to provide large mailboxes on a very economical basis. As storage prices continue to drop, the tendency to contemplate larger ...

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