Retention Policy Duration for Deleted Files

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If we have a retention policy applied to a users mailbox that is configured to be based on modification date, (not retention) for 7 years. Does the act of deleting the email count as a modification? or if I modified an email 6 years ago and I then delete does it remove the email in 1 year (6+1)? or does it remove it 7 years after it was deleted?

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No, deletion should not be counted as modification.

@Vasil Michev do you have any reference that can confirm this?