Restrict user to not delete his/her emails RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    Can we restrict email users to not delete their emails? means email user should not be able to delete his/her emails from outlook/owa etc.

    please guide.


    Sajid Ali Shah

    Thursday, April 21, 2016 7:00 AM


All replies

  • No. It's his own mailbox, he can do with messages as he pleases. If you have need to preserve user's data, put the mailbox on hold: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn743673(v=exchg.160).aspx
    • Marked as answer by Andy DavidMVP Thursday, April 21, 2016 11:12 AM
    Thursday, April 21, 2016 7:19 AM
  • Now our Management is going for Exchange Online. Can I do the same there?

    plus in on-hold situation, user will be able to perform his daily tasks (e.g mail sending/receiving)?

    please guide.

    Friday, April 22, 2016 7:49 AM
  • Yes, It is the same in Exchange Online. You can still put the mailbox on hold. And yes they will be able to perform all the normal tasks like all other mailbox users.


    Friday, April 22, 2016 8:04 AM
  • Thanks Patrik. but unfortunately the Exchange Online package which our management has selected does not provide On-Hold feature.

    Can we put some restrictions thru PowerShell?

    Friday, April 22, 2016 9:39 AM
  • No

    Without knowing how many users you have in management that needs this, I would say that the 4$ additional cost should be justified if this is a requirement (Exchange Online Plan 2 includes On-hold)


    Friday, April 22, 2016 9:49 AM