Archiving in EWS in Exchange
Learn about archiving in EWS in Exchange.
Last modified: January 13, 2014
Applies to: EWS Managed API | Exchange Online | Exchange Server 2013 | Office 365
Archive mailboxes are secondary mailboxes that are associated with a user. Archive mailboxes are typically used to manage email storage limits. For example, older email items might periodically be moved from the Inbox to the archive mailbox.
Exchange Online, Exchange Online as part of Office 365, and Exchange Server 2013 introduce two new Exchange Web Services (EWS) operations that you can use to archive a set of mail items from a primary mailbox. Archiving Inbox items in this way preserves the folder hierarchy of the items. In addition, archive mailboxes can now be stored either locally on a client, or remotely, in a way that is mostly opaque to a user, by using a folder path to point to the contents of the archive.