Personal archives

A personal archive is an extension of a user’s primary mailbox that provides an online archive facility. It is also referred to as an archive mailbox. The name might cause some confusion with the personal archives that users create with PST files for Outlook. The big difference is that the Exchange archive is integrated into the Information Store, and the data held in the archive are therefore accessible using all the features available to mailboxes, including discovery searches. By comparison, PST archives are confined to a PC, and the data that they contain are inaccessible to server-based processing. Indeed, Outlook’s AutoArchive feature can be argued to conflict with the archiving functionality now available in Exchange because ...

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