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Retention policy for deleting items

I have created a retention policy for deleting the 'Deleted Items" from users mailbox.
when I try to apply this policy, it only allows me to apply it to individual users (although I can select as many users as I want)
Is there a way that I can apply this policy to a database?
currently, the deleted items are retained for ever and the 14 day retention policy on the database does not work.
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Retention Policy and Deleted item Retention are not the same thing.

Retention Policy controls the moving of data to archives. Deleted Item retention controls how long the deleted items are available to be recovered from the dumpster.
which version of exchange?
Also Retention Policy cannot be applied to the Deleted Items folder
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I am looking for the same functionality but it is not working for me
Which version of exchange are you running?
exchange 2010.
for you question. retention policy can be applied only on a mailbox and not on database.

Also, only one retention policy can be applied to a mailbox.
Then how do i clear the deleted items?
Created a Retention Tag for Deleted Items Folder to Permanently delete after 1 day. I hope you will have the retention policy already -> Add the newly created retention tag to the retention policy - > Once added, run the below shell command

Start-ManagedFolderAssistant -identity "mailboxname"

you can check the deleted items folder..
I have already tried that and it work but I don't want to do it manually for each mailbox.
Is there a way to do it on a database?
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