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Force AutoArchive to store your imported email, whether it wants to or not

Inside Microsoft Office

by Margaret Kavanagh

The problem you’ve encountered is common for anyone who’s moved to Outlook from another email client. Although Outlook preserves the imported email dates, the archiving process doesn’t look at the email date when determining what to archive. Instead, Outlook looks at the date the email arrived in Outlook.

So, let’s say you started using Outlook 21 days ago; even your five-year-old email appears to be only 21-days old. Going forward, Outlook correctly dates[…]


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