Creating and Applying Retention Policies

3m 27s

In this lesson, we'll be taking a look at how to start managing your archiving policies within your Microsoft Exchange mailboxes. 

Learning Objectives

  • The basics of retention policies, retention tags, and Messaging Records Management
  • How to activate and enable archive mailboxes in Exchange
  • How to create new retention policies and retention tags
  • How to assign retention policies to a user’s mailbox

Intended Audience

  • Users looking to learn about archiving in exchange online


  • A basic familiarity with Microsoft Exchange
About the Author
Learning paths

Lee has spent most of his professional career learning as much as he could about PC hardware and software while working as a PC technician with Microsoft. Once covid hit, he moved into a customer training role with the goal to get as many people prepared for remote work as possible using Microsoft 365. Being both Microsoft 365 certified and a self-proclaimed Microsoft Teams expert, Lee continues to expand his knowledge by working through the wide range of Microsoft certifications.

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