Managing Recipient Settings

Define Deleted Item Retention Period

If mailbox-enabled users do not permanently delete a deleted item, it will be stored on the server for a certain number of days before it is permanently deleted by Exchange. You can set the length of the deleted item retention period by either using the mailbox store defaults or selecting the number of days a deleted item is kept before it is permanently deleted.

To specify the number of days that deleted items are stored before they are permanently deleted:

  1. Start Active Directory Users and Computers
    On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers.
  2. In the console tree, expand the Windows 2000 domain. Double-click Users, or double-click the node that contains the recipient information you want to modify.
  3. In the details pane, double-click the recipient you are modifying.
  4. On the Exchange General tab, click Storage Limits.
  5. In the Storage Limits dialog box, under Deleted item retention, click to clear the Use mailbox store defaults check box, and then in Keep deleted items for (days), type a value.
  6. To prevent deleted items from being permanently deleted before they are backed up, select the Do not permanently delete items until the store has been backed up check box.

Related Topics

Configure Message Settings for Mailbox-Enabled Users