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How would I automatically delete email older than one week in deleted items folder? I have access to the mailbox through OWA. Would this be done using a Rule, Retention Policy or Archiving? Setting up a Rule or Retention Policy appears to only work on the inbox. No archiving option when I right click on the Deleted Items folder.

All mailboxes are managed through exchange in Office 365 Admin Center.

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You can use retention policy to achieve your needs. RPT(Retention policy tag) is created for default folders, you can create a tag applied to delete items folder, and then link to a retention policy. Details see: Default folders that support Retention Policy Tags

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  • Thanks Niko. I created a Retention Tag and assigned it ti a Retention Policy. The following message appears when I assign this Retention Policy to a user: Warning: Please update UseDatabaseQuotaDefaults to false in order to mailbox quotas to apply. Any thoughts? – C1TonyB Jun 29 '18 at 13:28
  • I set UseDatabaseQuotaDefaults to false using powershell. – C1TonyB Jul 2 '18 at 20:44

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