Retention policy is applied unexpectedly to a folder when Outlook rule moves a copy in Exchange Server 2010


If the target folder does not have a retention policy applied, the retention policy of the Inbox is applied to the items unexpectedly when a Microsoft Outlook rule tries to move the items automatically from the Inbox folder to the target folder.


To resolve this issue, install the following update rollup:

2936871 Update Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

For more information about retention tags and retention policies, go to the following Microsoft website:

General information about retention tags and retention policies

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