Exchange 2010 retention policy

we have the retention tags as shown in the screenshot.
what I do not understand is the overlap. for instance 1 month delete and 1 week delete, which one will apply. I mean if a deleted item reaches 1 week, it will be deleted , so the 1 month delete tag will never find any deleted items, since they have been deleted after they reached 1 week. please explain.
I alos would like to know what delete and allow recovery mean, where does the item go when it gets deleted per the retention policy.
I also see move to archive, but I believe this would do nothing if archive mailbox is not set for users.

Please explain

in Exchange 2003 there was a check box that says do not delete the item permanently until it is backe up. where is this located in Exchange 2010 ?


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jrhelgesonConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You can have as many policies as you want, it just depends on which policies you apply to a user mailbox or database.

As far as 'don't delete until backup' - I applies only to mailboxes, not individual emails. Here's a pic on where to set that in Exchange 2010:
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jrhelgesonConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Those are the mailbox retention options that you can set using the following commands:
Set-Mailbox -Identity - "April Stewart" -RetainDeletedItemsFor 30
jskfanAuthor Commented:
I know, but they are assigned to the same mailboxes.

in exchange 2010 you create Retention policy Tags then create Retention policy in which you add the Tags you created and assign them to mailboxes.

in our environment they are assigned to the same mailboxes, this is why I was wondering what would happen since there is overlapping as I mentioned on my post above
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
Also :
in Exchange 2003 there was a check box that says do not delete the item permanently until it is backed up. where is this located in Exchange 2010 ?
jskfanAuthor Commented:
The screenshot I posted above is about Retention policy tags
in Retention policies tab.

there is a policy named companypolicy. if I open its properties I see in the General tab all the policy tags I posted in the screenshot above, and in the Mailboxes I see few users there.

My question is , how come one user can have a policy for one Month delete and 1 Week Delete and 1 year Delete.
To my sense, if an email that is one week old deleted, means the user will never have email of 30 days old.

I may not understanding well , but please take a look at the screenshot and what I explained regarding what s in the mailboxes of the Retention policy , that might give you an idea about what I am trying to understand.

thank you
jrhelgesonConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Well, your screenshot was provided without any of this context. You simply have conflicting policies.

This is deleted item retention policy - so once it is deleted, it can be recovered for 30 days, or whatever the setting is set to.
jskfanAuthor Commented:
I guess what confused me is the Personal Tag.
The Retention Policy Tags with type of personal tag. does that mean the tags will show up automatically in their outlook, or they have to manually create them??
jskfanAuthor Commented:
Thank you
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