Retention Settings

Checked: Enable the retention settings specified in this policy. In the AutoArchive tab of the Properties dialog box, the message, "Retention policies that your system administrator sets supersede the archive settings for folders." appears under "Retention policy". | Unchecked: Disable the retention settings specified in this policy. In the AutoArchive tab of the Properties dialog box, the message, "The network administrator has not set retention policies." appears under "Retention policy".

Supported on: At least Windows Vista
Turn Retention Policies On
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Preferences
Value NameRetentionOn
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
True Value1
False Value0

Maximum number of days to retain items in:

Inbox

Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Preferences
Value NameRetentionInbox
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value30
Min Value0
Max Value
All mail folders excluding Inbox:

Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Preferences
Value NameRetentionMail
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value30
Min Value0
Max Value
Calendar items in any folder:

Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Preferences
Value NameRetentionCalendar
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value30
Min Value0
Max Value
All other folders being AutoArchived:

Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Preferences
Value NameRetentionOther
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value30
Min Value0
Max Value
For items not being retained:


  1. move to deleted items folder
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Preferences
    Value NameRetentionDelete
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. permanently delete
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Preferences
    Value NameRetentionDelete
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1

URL with corporate retention policy information:

Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Preferences
Value NameRetentionPath
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value

outlk12.admx

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