How to move expired mails from archive email folders?
Question asked by Juan Lai - 4/26/2022 at 7:37 PM
Hello there,
    We have enabled the Message Archiving for our domains. Our policy only needs to keep the emails within 5 years. Is there any method or tools to move those expired messages to other place, e.q. NAS or external HDD.
    Thanks a lot.
Juan Lai

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Tony Scholz Replied
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Hello Juan, 

Message archiving is mostly hands off once it is archived from SmarterMails end. If you wish to move or delete the entries you can set up a script ( scheduled Task ) to move or delete any entries that are older than X days ( months, years ). 

note It is also important to know that archives are not deleted by SmarterMail and, as a result, they can get very large. Be sure to check your archive folders regularly to see if they should be backed up and removed from the hard drive.

Others may have example scripts you can use for this purpose. 

I hope this helps. Than you. 
Tony Scholz System/Network Administrator SmarterTools Inc. (877) 357-6278 www.smartertools.com
Juan Lai Replied
Hello Tony,
    Thanks for the response. But I still can't find the scripts or the manual method to do this. Any rules or what kind or type of files I can move out from the domain directory directly. 
    Thank you
Juan Lai 

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