Data lifecycle - Retention policy to retain Exchange after user deletion

Fadi Ameen Alibrahim 1 Reputation point
2022-11-01T06:19:32.843+00:00

I want to create retention policy in data lifecycle management, my goal is whenever user with license has been deleted, I want to retain his whole exchange online mailbox for 6 months after that it will be deleted automatically as shown in my configuration below.

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Am aware that retention policy will start to trigger after user deletion and unassigned his license
but I get a message that confusing me and didn't make sense to me "Items that are currently older than 6 months will be deleted after you turn on this policy" I need explanation for this message, also am I doing the configuration that meets my goal? I don't want to make eDiscovery hold manually every time. NOTE: most users have M365 Business standard License

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Help me please

Microsoft Exchange Online Management
Microsoft Exchange Online Management
Microsoft Exchange Online: A Microsoft email and calendaring hosted service.Management: The act or process of organizing, handling, directing or controlling something.
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