Microsoft Clamps Down on Auto-Expanding Archive Mailboxes



In a surprise development, Microsoft reversed course for Exchange Online auto-expanding archives and imposed a 1TB limit. The promise of a bottomless archive that continually expanded to cope with user data is removed. Although it’s reasonable for Microsoft to restrict the consumption of resources, suddenly implementing a limit is not, especially when you don’t communicate with customers.

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@Tony Redmond So you get a maximum of 1.1TB (primary + archive). I think this is pretty reasonable, have you ever seen anyone even approaching this Tony?

@CloudHal Several people have been in contact with me to say that they have archives larger than 1 TB. The largest was 1.7 TB. That's a lot of email.