Office 365 Email Archiving

We have moved to Office 365 and need a way to archive email for ALL employees. Due to regulations, we are required to store email for a number of years. This would include ALL email (sent, received, deleted, etc.).

We currently use a journal account to push it to an on premise email archiving solution. Is there a way to setup Office 365 to retain ALL email back and forth for ALL employees for X number of years? If possible, I would like to accomplish this without having to use a third party email solution.

Also, if we did this without the third party solution, is there a way for a manager to review email sent to or from employees?

If we must use a third party solution, do you have a suggestion for a good product?

Thanks so much!
Scott LewisInformation Security OfficerAsked:
Who is Participating?
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.

Mark GalvinManaging Director / Principal ConsultantCommented:

What Office 365 Plan is being used?

Vasil Michev (MVP)Commented:
You can continue using your Journaling solution, or use the Legal hold/Inactive mailboxes functionality. There's still a lot to be desired from the current solution in O365, but it can get the job done in most cases. And if you are using E3/Exchange Online plan 2, it will not cost you anything. Here's the article on Inactive mailboxes:

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
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
Office 365

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.