Over the ages we've accumulated mailboxes of users who have since left the company. Due to concerns at the time (they have important stuff in the mailboxes, we need to get to it) the SOP was to leave the account ACTIVE and change the password to something that the rest of the department (or individuals) knew. They'd then connect to this account either via delegation or actually logging into it via Outlook.
This seems horrifying to me on many levels (security, efficiency, etc. etc.) and I want to get away from it in the easiest manner possible while still allowing people to view the emails, contacts, etc. stored in these accounts.
To that end, what should I do to accomplish this task?
My feeling is that I should: somehow dump the user mailbox, address book, etc as a PST or other stand-alone file, place it on a file share, and have the concerned users connect to it via that (then disable the user account and purge the mailbox).
Is that the way to go? Should I do something else? What are the steps to perform these tasks (where do I go in System Manager, etc.). Thanks!