[SASAG] Email Storage Policies

Kurt Buff kurt.buff at gmail.com
Tue Jul 28 11:30:24 PDT 2009


On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 10:49, <eric at kahklen.com> wrote:
> We are looking at implementing new email policies to encourage users to
> keep their mailboxes organized and decrease pack rat behavior.  We want to
> be flexible, but need to start limiting the storage limits of end users.
> What sort of policies are people using in their environment? How did you
> get buy in from end users? Any pitfalls?
>
> Thanks,
> Eric

What are your organization's requirements, legal/regulatory and
organizational, for email retention?

Is local storage of excess email cheaper than server storage?

We use Exchange, in a predominantly Windows environment, and have an
archiving solution that we're slowly implementing. Eventually, we'll
suck up all of the users PST files into that, then turn off their
ability to use PST files, and start deleting mail older than our
retention policy - which is as yet undetermined, but under discussion.

Kurt



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