Applies to: Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2007-06-14
Use the General tab to view and modify the selected managed content settings. Managed content settings are applied to the managed folders in users' mailboxes to control the retention and journaling of messages for messaging records management (MRM). Managed content settings define when messages that are no longer needed are to be removed or journaled (copied) to a separate storage location outside the mailbox.
For example, the managed content settings that you apply to a user's Inbox folder could specify that its contents should be automatically deleted or moved to another folder after 60 days. For more information about managed folders and managed content settings, see Managing Messaging Records Management.
You can also use the Exchange Management Shell to view and modify managed content settings. For more information, see the following topics:
- For information about viewing managed content settings, see
- For more information about modifying managed content settings,
This unlabeled box at the top of the page displays the name of the selected managed content settings. You can modify this name.
This field displays the most recent date and time that the managed content settings were modified.
- Message type
This read-only box displays the types of messages that are controlled by the managed content settings.
- Length of retention period (days)
Select this check box to specify that items have a retention period. In the box to the right of the check box, type the number of days in the retention period. (The range of values is from 1 through 24,855 days.)
- Retention period starts
After selecting Length of retention period (days), you can use this list to select when the retention period starts. The choices are:
- When delivered, end date for calendar and recurring
tasks (This is the default choice.)
- When item is moved to the folder
- When delivered, end date for calendar and recurring tasks (This is the default choice.)
- Action to take at the end of the retention period
After selecting Length of retention period (days) check box, you can use this list to select what should happen to an item when the retention period is exceeded. The choices are:
- Move to the Deleted Items folder (This is the default
- Move to a managed custom folder
- Delete and allow recovery
To learn how to recover deleted items, see How to Recover a Deleted Item.
- Permanently delete
- Mark as past retention limit
(This setting makes items render as gray, strikethrough text in Microsoft Outlook.)
- Move to the Deleted Items folder (This is the default choice.)
- Move to the following managed custom folder
If you select Move to a managed custom folder in the Action to take at the end of the retention period list, click Browse to select the managed custom folder to which items that are past their retention settings will be moved.
Note: You can only select managed custom folders that already exist. You cannot create a new managed folder in this step. You can create managed custom folders by using the New Managed Custom Folder wizard or by using the New-ManagedCustomFolder cmdlet in the Exchange Management Shell. For detailed instructions, see How to Create a Managed Folder.