Retention Tags and Policy in O365

Hi Experts,
I've read numerous articles and papers about retention tags and retention policies in O365. While I understand quite a bit of it, there are a few things I still can't figure out.

Please correct me if I'm wrong on any of this. But my understanding is
Any tag that is "personal" goes into effect only when a user applies that tag
The default tags such as deleted items and junk mail are always applied
The move to archive only work if the user has an archive enabled (personal or default)

However, in the default policy, there is a mystery tag called "recoverable items 14 days move to archive"

This is not listed in the retention tags so it's not editable as far as I can tell. What does this do?

I know in O365 by default, items that are deleted are moved to recoverable items after a set period of time, it is then recoverable for up to 30 days max before they disappear forever.

If a user has an archive, what does the recoverable items 14 days move to archive do? If it moves recoverable items to the archive in 14 days, will it remain there in the archive as recoverable forever? (instead of only staying for 30 days max?)
LVL 2
ChiITAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Vasil Michev (MVP)Commented:
Your understanding is correct. The "recoverable items 14 days move to archive" tag's job is to move items from the Dumpster to the Archive mailbox Dumpster, if Archive is enabled. So yes, items will be recoverable over the 30 days limit, but only if the user does not remove them (of has not hard-deleted them). This does not guarantee you immutability, like the In-Place/Litigation hold do.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
ChiITAuthor Commented:
Thank you Vasil, sounds like they will remain in the archive dumpster as long as it's the retention policy that actually puts them there.

Thank you for the info...
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Exchange

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.