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Permanent Record of messages sent/received in Exchange 2010

cobmo asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
What would be a recommended way to record every single email message a user gets separate from their own inbox, sent folder?  For example, in a governing body, emails need to be retained for x amount of time.  It has been honesty policy up to this point.  I want to capture every email sent/recieved from the Board memeber accounts and the President.  I know I can use the legal hold in Exchange 2010 - not sure how to configure but aware it is an option.  I also understand I would be retaining every spam email and lunch notification and this file or mailbox would be tremendous.  I want to capture say 5 years.  Almost like a mailbox that would capture any sent or received items from 9 users mailboxes.  Alternative?  I thought about setting their Inbox and sent so that they couldnt delete.  Would that be effective?  The key is is that it could be archived.  There is a possibility it would need to be searched on to provide documented transactions between parties and/or subjects.
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