exchange, mailbox

when you remove mailbox from exchange console, does it go into disconnected state or completely removed
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Todd NelsonConnect With a Mentor Systems EngineerCommented:
If a user is deleted and it has an associated mailbox, the mailbox will enter into a disconnected state.  However, if the database deletion setting limits are set to keep mailboxes for 0 days, the mailbox is immediately deleted from Exchange.
Disable goes into disconnect and remove, removes them fro AD.
pramod1Connect With a Mentor Author Commented:
but when I remove remove mailbox from console it shows in disconnected state
jmac44Connect With a Mentor Commented:
That's correct it does but the difference is that you can reconnect a mailbox that's been disabled but you can't with one that's been removed. This link explains how you can purge them later.
also Microsoft's link

I've always disabled them only because we are small and sometimes have returning employees.
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