Exchange message deletion

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Is there a way to configure Exchange server to delete messages from Exchange mailboxes after a certain period of time, say after 30 days?
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Yes the Exchange Mailbox Manager will do this. I can provide detailed instructions if you can tell me what version of Exchange you are using.

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I'm using Exchange 2000.
1) Open System Manager and expand Recipients->Recipient Policies
2) Right-click on Recipient Policies and choose New->Recipient Policy
3) Select Mailbox Manager Settings and click OK
4) Type a name for this policy
5) Click Modify
6) Enter search criteria for the Recipients you want the policy to apply to and click Find Now
7) Highlight all the recipients you want, right-click and choose Select
8) Click on the Mailbox Manager Settings (Policy) tab
9) Choose what you want to happen under "When processing a mailbox"
10)Make sure all the folders you want the policy to apply to are checked and edit each one to set time and size limits.
11)You can ceck the boxes at the botton to have a report sent to the user as well as exclude specific message class types. Contacts for example.
12)Click OK
13)Expand Administrative Groups->Your Administrative Group->Your Server
14)Right-click on your server and select Properties
15)Go to the Mailbox management tab
16)Set a schedule to run Mailbox Manager and desired Reporting
17)Click OK
18)Repeat steps 13 to 17 for each server


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Thanks!!  Works perfectly!

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