Exchange User Mailbox Age Limit

Exchange User Mailbox Age Limit

Post by Richard Wa » Wed, 30 Aug 2006 04:58:24

I know it's possible to set age limits on public folders, but is it possible
to set an age limit on a single users mailbox? If so, could someone kindly
point me in the right direction?


Exchange User Mailbox Age Limit

Post by VGltIEpvcm » Wed, 30 Aug 2006 05:47:01

Yes. Look under the users account in AD. Click the Exchange General tab
and then click the Storage Limits button.

Make your changes there.



Exchange User Mailbox Age Limit

Post by Dave Nicka » Wed, 30 Aug 2006 06:53:34

This is done with Mailbox Manager. I recommend finding some info on this in
Exchange Server Help,, or

Here's the short story: In ESM, in the left pane, expand Recipients and
select Recipient Policies. In the right pane, r-click the Default Policy ->
Properties. See if you have a Mailbox Manager tab. If not, close out,
r-click it again -> Change Property Pages. Check the box to add Mailbox
Manager and open the default policy's properties again. This is where you
make the settings.

After that, expand Servers go into the properties of your SBS. On that
Mailbox Manager tab is where you set it to run management.

Exchange User Mailbox Age Limit

Post by kj » Wed, 30 Aug 2006 07:18:51

While "mailbox manager" is about the only out of the box way to do this, it
applies to all mailboxes within the scope of the selected "recipient policy"
(per server anyway). You could configure a special recipient policy for just
one mailbox I suppose, but that would be messy for more than just a few.

"retention policies" in Outlook group policy objects and autoarchive policy
settings can also help but both are client (Outlook) dependant for
enforcement. ( Doesn't work with OWA or non-outlook users).

This is as close as it comes out of the box for what your asking, for now