It is my understanding that Recipient Policies are the mechanism where the exchange database can be cleaned up.
I have a realtime(ish) email archiving system, which seamlessly plugs into Outlook. It has a 5 minute window, so really any email that is available in exchange, will also be available in this system, within 5 minutes.
To this end, I only wish to keep deleted emails for 7 days, and regular emails for 30 days. After configuring this, I have noticed, that my emails in my outlook are still there, which means they are in exchange, and therefore, the policy is not working - Can I get a walk through to make sure I have actually taken the steps that I think I should be?