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How to Set AutoArchive Options for an Outlook Folder


Once you have enabled AutoArchive in Outlook, you can (and should) set AutoArchive options on the folder level.

For each folder, you can specify what should happen to old messages, and after what time messages are considered to be old.

Set AutoArchive Options for an Outlook Folder

To specify the AutoArchive options for an Outlook folder:

  • Click on the folder with the right mouse button in the folder list.
  • Select Properties from the context menu.
  • Go to the AutoArchive tab.
  • Make sure Clean out items older than is checked.
  • Specify how old items must be to qualify for automatic archiving.
  • Click OK.
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