ZCS Administrator Guide 7.2.1
ZCS Administrator Guide 7.2.1
Open Source Edition


Customizing Accounts, Setting General Preferences and Password Rules > Setting Email Retention Policy

Setting Email Retention Policy
The email retention policy for email, trashed and spam messages is set by COS. When the message purge function runs is set by the message purge command.
 
COS/Account Tabs
Number of days a message can remain in any folder before it is automatically purged. This includes data in RSS folders. The default is 0; email messages are not deleted. The minimum configuration for email message lifetime is 30 days.
Number of days a message remains in the Trash folder before it is automatically purged. The default is 30 days.
Number of days a message can remain in the Junk folder before it is automatically purged. The default is 30 days.
The server manages the message purge schedule. You configure the duration of time that the server should “rest” between purging mailboxes from the administration console, Global settings or Server settings, General tabs. By default, message purge is scheduled to run every 1 minute.
For example, when the purge interval is set to 1 minute, after mailbox1 is purged of messages that meet the message lifetime setting, the server waits 1 minute before beginning to purge mailbox2.
If the message purge schedule is set to 0, messages are not purged even if the mail, trash and spam message life time is set.
Note:
Because users cannot see these message lifetime settings, if you set a purge limit, make the purge policy known to your users.
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