RE: Automatically delete messages...

  • From: "Michael B. Smith" <michael@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2006 19:13:57 -0500

Mailbox Manager policies. I honestly don't remember if those existed in
Exchange 5.5.


From: chrsta [mailto:chrsta@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2006 6:23 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Automatically delete messages... 
Is it possible to automatically delete messages from a mailbox on a
monthly basis (or every 4 weeks) without using AutoArchive?? I would
prefer not to run an Outlook 2003 client all the time to delete e-mail
in a mailbox. 
It appears Rules and Alerts does not offer this capability, unless I am
mistaken? The closest that could be related is 'received in a specific
date span', but this will require me to manually extend the date every

Would I need to code an event sink on the Exchange server? Perhaps write
a VBScript to achieve this? 3rd party software? Or is there a more
simple solution?
In theory I would guess this should be quite simple to achieve, but I
cannot find out how to do this easily without using AutoArchive!!! :-(
Environment is NT 4.0/Exch 5.5/Outlook 2003 (soon to be

Thanks in advance.
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