Mailbox store & Public folder Store – Basic Information


Basic Information about “Mailbox store and Public folder Store”



  • MS Exchange store is a storage platform. The Exchange store is also known as the Web Storage System.

  • It provides a single repository for managing multiple types of unstructured information in one infrastructure.

  • Mailbox stores & public folder stores are two of the components of the Exchange store.

MS Exchange Server 2000 & 2003 include two types of information databases:



  • Mailbox Store:


    • Hold personal mailbox information.

  • Public Folder Store:


    • It’s a shared repository, where information that is shared among many users. Public folders should be used when your business requires data replication to multiple servers.