admin | Published: February 5, 2020 | Office 365
Summary: This article will help you to understand how to enable or disable In-Place archive mailbox in Office 365. You can perform the steps using EAC as well as PowerShell commands. Users can easily activate or deactivate online archiving in Exchange Online after reading this article.
Microsoft Office 365 offers a wide range of features to its users which makes it one of the top choices for enterprises and businesses. One of its features is mailbox archiving. It offers additional storage space to the mailboxes. The archive mailbox storage is used to store old messages data of the users.
Before we discuss the steps to activate and deactivate archive mailbox in Office 365, we should know that Exchange Online Plan 2 offers unlimited In-Place archival storage space whereas Exchange Online Plan 1 offers limited storage space.
The In-Place archival policy is disabled by default for all mailboxes. However, users can activate In-Place archive Office 365 mailbox policy and all your old email messages will start getting stored in archive mailbox. Users can access this archival storage using Outlook Web App (In-Place Archive) and desktop Outlook (Online Archive).
Important Note: Users can also create archive mailboxes in Office 365 in bulk by selecting multiple mailboxes. It can be done using Shift and Ctrl keys to select several mailboxes at one time. Then, click on More Options on the right section and select Enable option under In-Place archive.
At first, you must connect Exchange Online using Windows PowerShell. After that, run the following commands:
Enable-Mailbox -Identity “Lindsey Smith” –Archive
The above command enables archival for Lindsey Smith’s mailbox only. However, users can implement the following command to activate archival for all mailboxes:
Read More: Microsoft PST Collection Tool
The following command can help users to disable archival policy of a mailbox:
Disable-Mailbox -Identity “Lindsey Smith” -Archive
In this article, we have discussed ways to enable or disable archive mailbox in Office 365. This blog contains two procedures to do the same. One by Exchange Admin Center and the other using PowerShell commands. Users can choose any of these methods according to their choice.