Recovering a deleted mailbox from Exchange Server
Exchange Server’s mailbox might get deleted either accidentally or intentionally. But not to worry now, you can recover a deleted mailbox in Exchange Server easily. This article will helpful for all those who are looking for a way to recover deleted Exchange’s mailbox.
Let’s discuss some technical facts that help in extracting deleted mailbox. In Exchange, if you delete a mailbox, it gets disconnected for a default period of 30 days (the mailbox retention period). During that mailbox retention period you can reconnect it at any point during. Elated to know this? Well yes this is true.
Deleting a mailbox does not mean that it is permanently deleted (or purged) from the information store database right away. But the thing is it just gets flagged up for deletion and remains flagged for 30 days retention period. However, at the end of the mailbox retention period, the mailbox is permanently deleted from the database. You can also permanently delete the exchange mailbox recovery by choosing to purge it at any time.
So it’s good news for those who have accidentally deleted a user mailbox and now need it back desperately. If mistakenly deleted an email-enabled user account, no problem you can recreate that user object, and then reconnect that mailbox during the mailbox retention period. So, one need to configure the deleted mailbox retention period at the mailbox store object level. If the retention period is crossed and it’s been deleted permanently then you are supposed to take help of third party Exchange Mailbox Recovery software to convert EDB to PST.