Question about retention age on online archive mailbox

Linsum 26 Reputation points

Our company wanted to enable online archive and retention policy. Email will move to online archive after 5 years. Then email will be deleted after 'stay in online archive' after 1 year. So user have 1 year before email will be deleted permanently.

I wanted to know whether retention tag use 'date email received' or 'date when email arrive to online archive' before start deleting email permanently ? i wanted to avoid retention policy to delete email immediately when we turn on this policy for those email more than 7 years.


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  1. Vasil Michev 99,941 Reputation points MVP

    There's no such thing as 'stay in online archive' or 'date when email arrive to online archive', the only type of tag you can use for this scenario is message created/received date. Refer to the official documentation for more info:

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