Legal hold after E3 license is removed

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1. assigned E3 license to user and enabled legal hold

2. user resigned and profile was deleted - E3 license was removed while legal hold is on




Question - can ediscovery still retrieve  all user mailbox data in legal hold?



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Hi @Marvin Oco 

Deleting a user with mailbox having holds or litigation hold will result to "Inactive Mailbox" in Exchange Online. Inactive mailboxes can be searched/included in eDiscovery cases.


Note also that if the hold applied to mailbox is released, inactive mailbox will be deleted permanently. And of course, after permanent deletion mailbox becomes unsearchable.