Can Exchange connector for SharePoint 2013 index users emails? nothing mentioned in MSDN, it is all about public folders. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj591608(v=office.15).aspx

if it is able to crawl emails, please provide me with some references

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It's not. There are two Exchange scenarios.

  1. Crawl Exchange Public Folders
  2. Exchange eDiscovery - This uses the eDiscovery center to connect to exchange and search (not crawl) specific users. I believe this is actually a federated search as it is probably connecting to the Exchange Search Service. This feature is only available in the eDiscovery Center.

Mostly Public Folders are used to have a common place for Employees to share their Critical Data. Like- Sales info,Pay Slip generation, Common Documents etc

Read the below technet to understand the public folder concept:

Understanding Public Folders Exchange 2013 – Public Folders – Architecture

and also read this one What options for indexing Exchange mailboxes with SharePoint?

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