Email Improvements for Faculty and Staff on July 28th

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Email Quota Increases and New Exchange Online Archive

On July 28th IRT will increase your email quota from 500 MB to 1 GB.  In addition to doubling your mailbox space, there will be a 20 GB Online Archive added for storing your older email messages. This Online Archive has the same functionality as your original mailbox, and is available from your email menu when you log into Outlook Web App (OWA) or in the Outlook client application on a Windows computer.  It provides secure storage and will eliminate the need for local archives (Personal Folders, On My Computer folders, Archives, or .PST files).

IRT is also implementing system-wide email management policies.  These automated message handling rules will enhance mailbox performance and make your mailbox maintenance easier.  Please note that these new policies will affect your email messages in Deleted Items and Sent Items.

  • Your deleted items will be emptied after they have been deleted for 30 days.  Do not delete items that you wish to keep over 30 days.
  • Your sent items will be moved to the Online Archive after 90 days.
  • You can set your own policies on other folders in your mailbox to move items to the Online Archive.

For full information about the new Online Archive feature, visit the IRT Email Archiving website.

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