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Quota based archiving mailbox policy - quick question

Created: 09 Apr 2013 • Updated: 05 May 2013 | 2 comments
Merv's picture
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Hi guys,

Just wanna check on the behavior of a pure mailbox policy by quota without any override settings like archive large items first. How does it pick out messages ? Is it first in first out? I.e by age ? Larger messages first so it gets you within the quota quicker or just random?

Thanks in advance now.. Gonna try this in my EV10 lab later too but just knowing the answer off hand will be great!


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TonySterling's picture

So for quota without setting an entry to start with large items first I believe it is stricty the oldest messages first.

I always recommend with starting with the large items and set a Never archive younger than setting to something reasonable, like a week or two weeks.


ManishN's picture

Mailbox Policy by quota creates possibility of archiving too many items. So you do not get the results you want.

How does it pick out messages ?

Comment: Archiving keeps a percentage of each user's Exchange Mailbox storage limit free.

 Is it first in first out? I.e by age ?

Comment: By default archiving works by Modified Date. Items are archived when they have not been modified for the time that you sepcify. Nothing like FIFO way.

I would recommend you to ref.

Admin Guide for the EV version you wish to follow.