In Exchange Server, it is often very difficult to track email traffic and it is even more difficult to separate the traffic, public folder-wise or distribution list-wise. Exchange Reporter Plus helps you to get distribution list traffic instantly using its pre-defined reports. It offers five comprehensive reports to track Exchange Server distribution list traffic:
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Using the information provided by these distribution list traffic reports, you can plan server expansion, or load balancing in servers where the distribution lists reside. Identifying busy distribution lists and tracking other traffic statistics help administrators as they are better able to judge which free server a busy distribution list should be moved to. You can filter out traffic summary for any specified time and also get hourly traffic rates. You can check the distribution list traffic summary for specified intervals, which makes analysis of unusual spikes in traffic easy.
Some viruses, especially spam malware or Trojans, obtain a user´s GAL (Global Address List) and send a barrage of emails to every email address in it. Therefore, it is a good practice to monitor the number of mails a user sends to a distribution list, to look for potential attacks.