How to release legal holds in Proofpoint in Office 365 dedicated/ITAR

Summary

This article describes how to remove legal holds in Proofpoint in Microsoft Office 365 dedicated/ITAR. The legal holds that are in Proofpoint differ from the legal holds that are in Microsoft Exchange Server. In Exchange, legal holds (also known as litigation holds) are intended to prevent all data from being lost.

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When a legal matter is closed and the messages that are copied to a legal hold are no longer required, you can release the hold. Releasing a hold marks it as being available for disposition. An user who has the appropriate permissions must authorize the disposition of messages in the hold before they actually remove the messages from the system. When you release the hold, this automatically performs both the release and disposition actions.

To release a hold, follow these steps:
  1. In the E-Discovery module, click Legal Holds on the navigation menu.

    Note The Manage Holds screen appears.
  2. Click the legal hold that you want to release, and then click Release Hold on the toolbar.

    Note A warning screen appears.
  3. Enter a comment.
  4. Click Release Hold and Dispose.

    Note A confirmation window appears.
For more information about how to remove legal holds in Proofpoint, go to the Proofpoint website.
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Artikel-id: 3047372 – senaste granskning 13 mars 2015 – revision: 1

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