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    Stop Outlook from deleting messages (2k)

    Hi, a girl at work was asking me how i stop outlook from deleting my 3 month old messages... and my reply was "outlook deletes your old messages?!?!" <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15> i wouldn't know because i put my mail each month into a saved folder since my inbox gets too big anyway for my company limit. so i have 2 questions:

    1 - Does outlook delete your emails after 3 months??

    2 - if yes, how do you disable that?

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    Re: Stop Outlook from deleting messages (2k)

    Oultook has an AutoArchive option. You can set general autoarchive options in Tools | Options...: activate the Other tab and click AutoArchive...

    You can set specific options for each folder by right-clicking the folder, selecting Properties from the popup menu and activating the AutoArchive tab. See screenshot below.

    If you're on a network, there may be a policy enforcing autoarchive.

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    Re: Stop Outlook from deleting messages (2k)

    It sounds as if your company has two ways of keeping the e-mail storage space on the server low: not delivering messages if you go over your Inbox limit and deleting all messages > 3 months old. From what you say, you store your wanted messages in a PST on your hard drive - or in your designated private netwrok storage area. Have you suggested to your colleague that she do the same? HTH
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    Re: Stop Outlook from deleting messages (2k)

    i don't even see autoarchive under tools > options, other tab <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15> could they have disabled that?
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    Re: Stop Outlook from deleting messages (2k)

    yeah i told her what i did and she's doing it now, i was just seeing what else i could find out about it.
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    Re: Stop Outlook from deleting messages (2k)

    If the AutoArchive section isn't present, it is quite possible that the IT department has a) enforced autoarchive and [img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] taken away the ability to change its settings.

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    Re: Stop Outlook from deleting messages (2k)

    yeah its not there. ok i guess i'll just continue my method of saving emails month by month. thanks, guys.
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