Best way to archive/clean very large mailbox

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Hi All,


A user's mailbox size is enormous, over 81GB. The challenge involves over 500 folders/subfolders and "uncountable" emails. My local IT Team has limited experience dealing with such a problem. 

Moreover, after archiving the mailbox, for some reason, the mailbox size increased by 20GB.


I am looking to reduce the mailbox size and define how to manage to archive it smoothly.

Also, how to describe where and how to "fix" it as I have to be precise in explaining the problem to the outsourced EX team.


I much appreciate any advice.



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best response confirmed by BartoszKurowski (New Contributor)
Thanks a lot for your response. It is vast but beneficial.