Exchange 2003 Mailbox Management Policy regarding attachments

Posted on 2011-05-03
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I think I know the answer to this but haven't been able to prove it.

Client request that we have a policy to will delete email by age, no problem there.  And we also want to delete any attachments over 5MB that are in that age criteria.  But we don't want to delete the attachment if it's less than the age cutoff.

Exactly how does this work?  And when it deletes the attachment does the email remain?

And also, while I'm thinking about it, do created folders under the Inbox fall under Inbox in the policy or are they considered All Other Mail Folders?  I have users that create sub folders under the Inbox while others create them at the Mailbox level.

Thanks in advance!

Question by:coralbaycc
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If I am not mistaken the attachment would be deleted with the email because the email would be over the age. Whether it's 1mb, 5mb, or 10mb.

For one of our policies our age is 60 days with any size. The size limit listed is misleading (or it was to many many moons ago).

Lets say you set the Age to 5 days and the size to 10mbs... it will ONLY delete emails with 10mbs or more that are at or over 5 days old. In the little window I realized it said AND and it means it.

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Yes I see that you are correct, emails will be deleted with the attachment.  I was pretty sure that was the case.
I also see that indeed the two criteria's are ANDed.

And also, folders under the Inbox are not treated as the Inbox but the All Other Mail Folders selection.

Thanks, I'm happy.


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