Excluding Emails with Specific Subject Lines from Exchange 2010 Archiving

We are going to implement the archiving feature in Exchange 2010.  We have our Enterprise CAL's.  To reduce storage space, I would like to exclude certain automated emails with common subject lines.  I would also like to exclude emails with subject lines like "Out of Office", "Staff Meeting Minutes", etc.  Is this possible?
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tmaususerAuthor Commented:
Just to clarify, I'm not referring to PST's.
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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
Not that I am aware of.
The archiving feature has been setup for compliance purposes, which means it has to catch everything. The only filters that I am aware of are date based.

Simon.
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tmaususerAuthor Commented:
Do you think creating rules to send these messages to a folder that has been excluded from archiving would help?
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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
That is probably one work around for the issue. If the messages are in an excluded folder then they wouldn't be picked up. The problem there though is you would either need to train the users to run the rule regularly or have it running all the time - meaning users could miss the messages if they are outside of the Inbox.

Simon.
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tmaususerAuthor Commented:
I see.  And once the message sits in the inbox before moving it, would that already commit it to the archive?  Maybe I could make the rule leave the message in the inbox for a couple days.  Most of these messages will become obsolete after a couple days.
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tmaususerAuthor Commented:
Unfortunately, some users will pickup on how to circumvent.
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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
Rules either run immediately or on demand.
I am not aware of any method using the built in rules engine to run a rule on older messages automatically.

The archive would work on your time limit. If you have said archive everything after one year, then it would only touch the messages that are more than a year old. Therefore you have a year from receipt to move the messages elsewhere.

Simon.
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tmaususerAuthor Commented:
This is pretty cool.  I found a rule which will allow me to apply a different retention policy to emails with a certain subject lines.  See attached.  Does the folder policy override the individual email policy?Rule for Retention Policy
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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
You would need to have a policy pushed to the clients to allow the rule to select them.
However I believe a rule applied policy overrides the global policy - if not it would be kind of pointless to have the rule option!

Simon.
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tmaususerAuthor Commented:
Could you tell me a little bit more about pushing a (retention?) policy to the clients?  Sorry, I'm really green at archiving and retention policies.
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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
Have you read any of the documentation on TechNet about the feature? That would be a good place to start.

Simon.
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tmaususerAuthor Commented:
I think the solution of using a mail rule is the most direct answer.
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