Beginning today, January 28, emails older than 8 years will automatically be moved to trash, including archived messages, chat histories, attachments, and emails that have been moved to Labels (referred to as “folders” in Outlook). This process may take several hours. Once complete, you will be able to review your FIT email account’s trash and retrieve any emails that are records that must be retained.
The email retention program is part of an effort to ensure FIT compliance with higher education requirements and email best practices. The initial deletions of emails happen in phases; today marks the start of Phase 3. The program will go into full effect on February 28, 2019.