Auto Delete email older than 6 months

We have a Barracuda Message Archiver in use. I want to get exchange to delete emails off the exchange server as they are older than 6 months. Need to be able to apply it per individual. I've come across some guides but I'm missing something as it is not working. Running exchange 2010 sp1.

I created a Retention Policy, and then added the retention Policy tag for 6 month delete to it. I'm not wanting users to be able to apply tags to their mailboxes through outlook. I did add some tests account to the retention policy, but the old emails are not getting deleted.

Thanks,
vicomadmAsked:
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Mohammed TahirMicrosoft Exchange and O365 AdministratorCommented:
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vicomadmAuthor Commented:
I did do Messaging Records Management setting also, but no change.
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SeanSystem EngineerCommented:
Retention policy tags are all you should need. You need to make sure you change the Tag Type for this to work.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd297955.aspx
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vicomadmAuthor Commented:
Can you expand on the tag type?
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vicomadmAuthor Commented:
Never mind I think you are talking about type on the retention policy tags tab. It is currently set to Personal. Going to make this change now I bet this is it.
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SeanSystem EngineerCommented:
yes personal is what allows users to set it themselves. if you set it to inbox or something else then it is a required feature and users have no control over it. So if you set it to 60days delete as the tag with a tag type of inbox, everything in the inbox will automatically delete after 60 days.
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vicomadmAuthor Commented:
Messages are still not deleting. I restarted the information store but old messages are still there.
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SeanSystem EngineerCommented:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb430780.aspx

Please review this technet. Also, if i recall correctly these items do not get removed until the system maintenance runs at night i believe by default it runs at 1:00am.

You can also force the check by running this powershell command

Start-ManagedFolderAssistant -Identity <name of the mailbox>
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vicomadmAuthor Commented:
Ok it is working ran the powershell command and it starting deleting. I also had the policy tag set to all other folders in mailbox, so I added on just for in box and it is working. Thanks for the help.
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