Add or Remove an Optional Retention Policy or Archive Policy

You may be able to add or remove some of the optional retention policies and archive policies that were set up by the person who manages your mailbox. Other policies can't be removed.

When you choose an optional policy, it shows up in the list of policies that can be applied to items and folders.

How do I add or remove an optional retention policy?

  1. In Outlook Web App, click Options > See All Options.

  2. In the Navigation pane, click Organize E-Mail > Retention Policies.

  3. You can add or remove an optional policy by doing one of the following:

    • To add an optional policy to your list of policies, click Add. In the Select Retention Policy dialog box, double-click the policy you want to add, and then click Save.

    • To remove an optional policy from your list of policies, select the retention policy you want to stop using, and then click Remove. If the Remove button isn't available, the policy was assigned by the person who manages your mailbox and can't be removed.

What else do I need to know?

  • The option to customize the list of policies to use for your mailbox may not be available to you. For more information about how to customize the list of policies, contact the person who manages your mailbox.

What if I want to know more?

 
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