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Old 05-01-2008, 01:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Setting different retention times for different mail folders BES

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For those of you that helped me in getting my first BES install setup and working THANKS!!!

I now have BES running on VMWare server (i know i know) in a test environment with one BB connected to it (me). Everything has been great so far, i have not yet upgraded to the lastest SP (5 i think it is) but i intend on doing that soon.

My question is, i have multiple folders in outlook and while i have figured out how to sync those additional folders i have not been able to figure out how to set different retention times. I have the BES account on my BB set for the last 30 days of email but a specific folder that i want to keep locally on my BB has email that is much older then 30 days, i don't want to flood my BB with thousands of emails by setting the retention for the entire BES account for longer then 30 days. What can i do? Or am i just stuck?

Also, i went with the default policy to start with among the ones that came preloaded. Can anyone give me any policy recommendations?

I have had a few glitches but nothing major and so far i have been pretty happy with it all, now i just need to figure out all the "little" stuff...

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The retention time is BB wide and cannot be customized to specific folders. Also, your BB will not be flooded if you up the # of days b/c it does not "sync" except for the initial activation prepopulation which pulls in the last 14 days or 750 messages max (with a reghack). The BB is designed like a pager and focuses on current and recent mail, and is not designed to be an email repository in itself. It will be years, if ever, before you see a full mailbox mirrored on the BB.

That said, there is a new feature coming which will allow you to search your entire mailbox from the BB and retrieve certain items, which alleviates some of the pain points of this design.
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