Legal hold after E3 license is removed

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Scenario:

 

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?

 

thanks

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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.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/securitycompliance/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.