Exchange 2010 Second Mailbox vs Archive Mailbox
Posted on 2014-03-26
Are there any differences between a user having a 2nd mailbox with Full Access permissions vs having an Archive Mailbox?
Obviously the administrative overhead required for deploying and managing a 2nd mailbox compared to an Archive mailbox, but what are some other cons of this?
It seems to me that it is possible to accomplish everything with a second mailbox, instead of an archive mailbox.
Appreciate any and all input.
PS. We're looking at this as an alternative to implementing delete retention policies, which also apply to an archive mailbox. If we have a 2nd mailbox, and have retention policies in place to delete after # of days, users wanting to keep mail could move it to their 2nd mailbox.