Management folder Assistant mailflow RRS feed

  • Question

  • There is a pretty good article about MFA that explains how it works http://guides.wmlcloud.com/technology/microsoft-exchange-server-2013---how-the-managed-folder-assistant-implements-retention-policies-(part-1)---behind-the-scenes-with-the-mfa.aspx 
    One question. 
    How exactly does MFA move emails to archive mailbox? Does it use SMTP or any other protocol?

    Monday, December 14, 2015 9:06 AM


  • Hi Mikhail,

    In my opinion, when MFA applies the retention policy in the mailbox, it will stamp items in the mailbox and inspect them, if the items past their retention age, MFA will take the specified retention action on them, the retention action will process these items, like move to archive, delete an so on.

    The process of these actions do not use any protocol (like SMTP, MAPI..), Exchange will run it in the background processing, just like copy and paste item between two folders.

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    • Marked as answer by Mikhail_Sol Wednesday, December 16, 2015 8:23 AM
    Tuesday, December 15, 2015 9:17 AM