Exchange 2010 Retention Policy only working in OWA

I took a retention tag policy and applied it only to my mailbox.  it is to "Mark as Past Retention Limit" age limit 10 days.
It marks everything in  OWA just fine, but nothing in Outlook. I have outlook 2007 sp3 MSO professional plus?
Any ideas why?
This is what it says in OWA above my message:
Retention Policy: 120 day test2 (10 Days) Expires: 5/28/2015
This item will expire in 8 days. To keep this item longer, apply a different Retention Policy.
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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
You cannot modify the policies with Outlook 2007.

"Archive policies don’t appear in the Outlook 2007 user interface. They can only be deployed or changed by an Exchange Server administrator, Outlook 2007 users can view or change policies only in Outlook Web App (OWA), and only if OWA is enabled."

If you want to manage the policies from the client, you need Outlook 2010 or higher, on a volume licence.

jtanoAuthor Commented:
I'm not trying to manage anything in outlook. I set up retention policies in ECM and they work fine ( del sent items every week, del all deleted items every week) I just wanted to create a new policy and put certain users in it so that their email gets deleted if its older than 120 days. I was just going to set it up so it tells them or marks what emails will be deleted to get them used to it, then after they understand whats going to get delted then  change the policy instead of marking it to actually deleting it. I just want it to appear in their outlook marked as will be deleted.
Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
You cannot do anything with the policies in Outlook 2007. There is no display or anything. If you want users to see the policy then they need to be upgraded.


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jtanoAuthor Commented:
Well that is just dumb.  So if I set the policy to just go ahead and delete, I'm assuming that part will work?
Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
I don't see why it is dumb - Microsoft have introduced new features for Exchange and it is always the case that the new features require the latest client. Rarely do they update the older versions. Each version of Exchange has its natural Outlook version.

If you set a policy on the mailbox at the server level, then that is completely client independent. It doesn't matter how the client connects it will be effective. You simply are unable to apply item specific policies without an upgrade.

jtanoAuthor Commented:
I didn't mean literally dumb. Just annoying to me. Our users arent quite ready for 2010, so as long as I can get it to delete their emails older than 120 days then that works.
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