Friday, February 15, 2013 3:34 PM
I've read that litigation hold is only visible to the user if a comment is added below the hold checkbox. I'm trying to confirm that the fact that a user's mailbox has been set to litigation hold is completely invisible to the user is no comment is added?
Friday, February 15, 2013 4:47 PM
I could not find an explicit assertion to that effect but this article seems to imply that (without the comment) users would not be aware, which might actually be a problem if some legislation / internal regulation would require the user to be notified:
Many organizations require that users be informed when they're placed on litigation hold. Additionally, when a mailbox is on litigation hold, any retention policies applicable to the mailbox user don't need to be suspended. Because messages continue to be deleted as expected, users may not notice they're on litigation hold. If your organization requires that users on litigation hold be informed, you can add a notification message to the mailbox user's Retention Comment property. Outlook 2010 displays the notification in the backstage area. The Retention Comment property can be added using the Exchange Management Console (EMC) or the Exchange Management Shell.
It does look like it, since mail would be deleted as usual, that the employee would never know.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2013 1:51 PMThanks.