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How To Enable Auto Archiving in Microsoft 365 Email Accounts in Exchange Online

How To Enable Auto Archiving in Microsoft 365 Email Accounts in Exchange Online

  1. Connect to Exchange Online PowerShell

    • Open Powershell (with admin priviliges)
    • Enter Connect-ExchangeOnline
    • Log in with an account that has administrator privileges for your Microsoft 365 tenant

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    • Run the following command in Exchange Online PowerShell to enable auto-expanding archiving for a specific user. As previously explained, the user’s archive mailbox (main archive) must be enabled before you can turn on auto-expanding archiving for that user.

Enable-Mailbox <user mailbox> -AutoExpandingArchive

Alternatively, you many run Set-OrganizationConfig -AutoExpandingArchive to enable auto-expanding archiving for the entire organization.

Reference: Enable auto-expanding archiving – Microsoft Purview (compliance) | Microsoft Learn

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