PidTagStartDateEtc Property

Type: PtypBinary ([MS-OXCDATA] section 2.11.1)

The PidTagStartDateEtc property ([MS-OXPROPS] section 2.1027) has the following structure.

Length in bytes




Default retention period

A default retention tag is applied to a Message object when a regular retention tag is not present on the Message object. The absence of a regular retention tag indicates that the Message object does not have a specific retention policy. The application of the default tag is based on the Message object's message class.)


Start date

The date, in UTC, from which the age of the Message object is calculated.

The PidTagStartDateEtc property can be present only on Message objects.