Exchange retention policy - is it possible to automatically apply to new mailbox?

We are using Exchange 2010 (soon to migrate to 2016).

I recently setup a retention policy to automatically delete email in the 'Deleted Items' which have been there longer than a year.

This has been applied to a number of test users and I would now like to roll it out to all users.

Is there a way to automatically apply this retention policy to any new mailboxes that we create?  Or is it a case of having to manually add them?

Thank you
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CodeTwo SoftwareSoftware DeveloperCommented:
Hi fieldj,
When you migrate to 2016 - you can configure the default MRM policy ( and this will be automatically applied to any new user. Unfortunately, this functionality has been introduced in Exchange 2013 so the only way to make it "automatic" in your case would be to run a daily script to assign your policy to the freshly created users.

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fieldjAuthor Commented:
That is really helpful.   Thanks.  

In that case I wont bother trying to do anything too clever on our existing 2010 server, but will ensure that it is configured correctly when we migrate to 2010.
CodeTwo SoftwareSoftware DeveloperCommented:
Good thinking! You will have enough to worry about with the migration project anyway, no need to complicate things any further.
fieldjAuthor Commented:
Of course I meant "when we migrate to 2016"!
fieldjAuthor Commented:
great answer
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