ESM shows size & count… but mail in outlook is zero
In last couple of months I have encountered couple of problem with same symptoms and heard a lot in newsgroups also.
Have a look at symptoms
• In the Exchange System Manager you have a Mailbox that says it has 33 items and is a total size of 42,008 KB
• User has cleared down all their e-mail in the Inbox, Sent Items, Deleted items so they have a almost empty mailbox, but the Exchange System manager still claims that the mailbox contains items and those items amount to several Megabytes in size.
Some people assume that mailbox is corrupted so delete it and re-create the exchange attributes with fresh mailbox to solve this issue, but we can go through below solution.
• Try to move mailbox from one Mailbox Store to another and check if you can see the location of any hidden item. Location might be Root, Inbox, Calendar etc…
• From the Microsoft Exchange web-site you will need to download the “Microsoft Exchange Server MAPI Editor” – to a machine where Outlook installed.
Note: Before we begin I have to tell you the fact that MAPI Editor is a pretty dangerous tool, it should be used with care and any small misuse could result in the loss of data or a mailbox being completely unreadable – take care and as always ensure that you have a working backup.
Configure outlook profile with the affected user’s mailbox.
Double click on the MFCMAPI.exe file and you will be having following screen:
Click on the OK button then go to the “SESSION” menu and select “Logon and Display Store Table”;
This will bring a pop-up for MAPI profile selection box (only if you have multiple MAPI profiles configured in machine);