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Keep Saved Message Duration IT policy rule


This rule specifies the maximum time (in days) that a BlackBerry® device keeps saved messages. The permitted range is -1 through 180 days.

Default value

The default value is -1. A BlackBerry device keeps messages indefinitely.


Configure this rule to 0 or -1 to keep saved messages on a BlackBerry device indefinitely.

Configure this rule to -2 to delete saved messages and turn off the ability to save messages on a BlackBerry device that is running BlackBerry® Device Software version 4.5 or later.

Minimum requirements

  • Java® based BlackBerry device
  • BlackBerry® Application Suite version 1.0
  • BlackBerry Device Software version 4.2
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server version 4.0 SP6

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