Managed Folder Mailbox Policies not working properly

Posted on 2009-12-16
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I have a need to remove all messages for some users that are older than 2 years.

I created the Managed Default Folder, Managed Content Settings, and Managed Folder Mailbox Policy to do this.

It works fine if I choose "All Mailbox Content" under "Message Type" in the "New Managed Content Setting" wizard. However, If I choose "E-Mail" as Message type, this does not work.

This makes no sense to me. Can someone tell me why this is?
Question by:mcathcart
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    Expert Comment

    --To use the Exchange Management Console to create a managed folder mailbox policy
    --Start the Exchange Management Console.
    --In the console tree, expand Organization Configuration, and then click Mailbox.
    --In the action pane, click New Managed Folder Mailbox Policy. The New Managed Folder Mailbox Policy wizard appears.
    --In the Managed folder mailbox policy name box, type the name of the new policy.
    --In the Specify the managed folders to link with this policy box, click Add. The Select Managed Folder dialog box --appears.
    --Select the managed folders that you want to link to the policy, and then click OK. (To select multiple folders, press --the CTRL key while selecting.)
    --Click New.
    --Click Finish. The new managed folder mailbox policy is created and displayed on the Managed Folder Mailbox Policies --tab in the result pane of the Exchange Management Console.
    --To use the Exchange Management Shell to create a managed folder mailbox policy
    --Run the following command:
    New-ManagedFolderMailboxPolicy -Name "My Managed Folder Mailbox Policy" -ManagedFolderLinks Inbox, MyFolder
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    Author Comment

    I already have this setup, and it works fine using "All Mailbox Content" but does not work using only "Email" as the message type. I need this to run against all of our folder so I have it applied to "Entire Mailbox" but I only want to delete emails, not contacts, calendar event, etc.
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    Accepted Solution

    So can you create a content setting for Contacts and Calendar to delete items after say 10000 days and add it to the same policy .... this way your policy is still working and not deleting any data from those folders

    Author Closing Comment

    That did it. Thanks!

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