Exchange Mailbox


Using Exchange 2007 SP3
I would like to know when a mailbox is disabled and removed. How long does it take to be fully flushed from the database?

Can it be immediately removed?

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ThorinOConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You can manually purge it by going into Recipient Configuration -> Disconnected Mailbox and removing it from there. The default is 30 days before it is done by itself. When the mailbox is removed the hard drive space will not be reclaimed until an offline database defrag is done.
SteelerPazConnect With a Mentor Commented:
The default is 30 days based on your mailbox retention policy.

Here is a good link to help you understand it better.

Hope that helps!
MorasivaConnect With a Mentor Commented:
In Exchange 2007, the default retention period for Deleted Item Retention is 14 days and Deleted Mailbox Retention period  is 30 days.

If you want to delete permenently please check the follwing link for power shell commands.
arifkayacaConnect With a Mentor Commented:
If you are "disable" a mailbox your user's exchange info will be deleted but user's AD account datas will not be deleted, if you are "delete" a mailbox your user's AD account will be deleted. If you want to delete mailbox immediately set "Deleted Mailbox Retention Period" to  0 days...

Good luck...
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