We have a request for a client to provide a solution using public folders
(one per department) which will provide them with a centralized message
store for e-mail, e-docs, fax and telex messages. Routing will probably be
added in a later phase of the implementation.
One of the requirements which we cannot meet with the "out-of-the-box"
They require a unique message id per item in the public folders. These
message id's should also be visible from their Outlook98 client
Our current train of thought is as follows:
Create a server-side script which will use the Folder_OnMessageCreated event
to trigger our script.
Use some form of algorithm to assign a unique message id
Store the id in a custom property
Create a new form to enable the Outlook98 client to display the message id.
Does this sound like a viable option?
Does exchange not maybe have this functionality already?
Has anyone ever done anything similar to this?
Another requirement is to provide them with departmental-level costing of
inbound and outbound messages.
Costing should (ideally) be split into cost-center, message size, message
type and direction (inbound/outbound)
I'm working with the assumption that the inbound should not present much of
a problem, but I am clueless as to
how one would intercept the outbound messages from a central point and log
the information required to perform the costing.
Any help, suggestions, source, scripts or criticism accepted and
Thanks in advance
Clayton J Andrews