Maximum number of In-Place Holds on a mailbox in Exchange 2013 and Office 365

September 23, 2015

Since the early days of In-Place Hold, the number floating around (and documented) is a maximum of five In-Place Holds before Exchange holds all content, but it’s incorrect. In Exchange 2013 and Exchange Online, you can use In-Place Hold to place messages (and other items, including archived Skype for Business/Lync conversations) on hold indefinitely or […]

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Change mailbox audit logging age limit in Exchange 2010 and later

January 9, 2013

In Exchange 2010 and later, you can use Mailbox Audit Logging to enable auditing of mailboxes for actions taken by mailbox owners, delegates and administrators. You can log events such as mailbox access, folder access, item access, deletes, hard deletes, moves, etc. For details, see Mailbox Audit Logging in Exchange 2013 documentation. By default, mailbox […]

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cc:Betty: A cool web app you may want to block

December 9, 2009

If you haven’t looked at Palo Alto-based cc:Betty yet, perhaps you should. cc:Betty promises to keep everyone on the same page. Still in beta, it’s a useful web app that helps users organize their email communication, collects email content, catalogs attachments and files, and also maintains your contacts. It’s also amazingly simple to use. Besides […]

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Excellent e-Discovery Guide from Mimosa Systems

September 9, 2009

Are you involved with e-Discovery (aka “electronic discovery”) as a consequence of litigation, regulatory audit or perhaps an internal investigation? Whether you’ve been hit by litigation or not, it’s important for messaging professionals to know about e-Discovery, and be prepared for it. Mimosa Systems, the Santa Clara-based archiving software company, has an e-Discovery guide that’s […]

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Managed Folders: Why aren’t Calendar items expired?

February 3, 2009

You’re testing Exchange 2007’s Messaging Records Management (MRM) features to implement your organization’s messaging retention policies. You create a new Managed Folder for Calendar items, and then create a Managed Content Setting for it to expire Calendar items in 1 year. Next, you create a Managed Folder Mailbox Policy and add the Managed Folder to […]

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Start Managed Folder Assistant for a single mailbox

November 4, 2008

When testing Managed Folder Mailbox Policy settings in Exchange 2007, you may need to frequently run the Managed Folder Assistant (MFA)) to process a mailbox on-demand, so you can check the mailbox content and MRM logs. However, every time you run Start-ManagedFolderAssistant, the MFA processes all mailboxes on all Mailbox Databases on the server. Of […]

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Exchange Quick Audit: mailboxes created in last 7 days

June 24, 2008

I remember writing plenty of scripts to report on different things such as user accounts created every week/month, user accounts modified, accounts disabled, etc. for SOX compliance. Some of those scripts used to be rather long, and in hindsight— involved a lot more lines of code than an administrator should have to write. Although I […]

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The Saga Continues: White House Says It Routinely Overwrote E-Mail Tapes From 2001 to 2003

January 17, 2008

The saga of Messaging Records Mismanagement continues, with interesting bits and pieces surfacing every once in a while. Elizabeth Williamson and Dan Eggen report in the Washington Post: From 2001 to October 2003, the White House’s practice was to use the same backup tape each day… Although the White House said in the filing that […]

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Recipient Policies: Can separate policies for Email Addresses and Mailbox Manager Settings be applied?

January 3, 2008

Exchange Server 2003/2000’s Recipient Policies can have settings to generate email addresses for recipients, and Mailbox Manager settings to manage mailbox content. (The Exchange Server 2007 equivalents are 1. Accepted Domains + Email Address Policies to generate email addresses, and 2. Managed Folder Mailbox Policies (with default or custom Managed Folders + Managed Content Settings) […]

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Schwartz: Zero tolerance for zero retention

December 5, 2007

On the first anniversary of the Federal Rules for Civil Procedure (PDF), which provide guidelines for e-discovery, InfoWorld editor Ephraim Schwartz discusses the implications in his Reality Check column. Read more in “Zero tolerance for zero retention“.

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