Outlook AutoArchive features

AutoArchive in Outlook moves old items to an archive. You can customize it for more comfortable using of Outlook.

To customize AutoArchive features for all folders, do the following:

    1.    On the File tab click the Options button:

Options in Outlook 2016

    2.    In the Options dialog box, on the Advanced tab, under AutoArchive click the AutoArchive Settings... button:

Outlook 2016 Options

    3.    In the AutoArchive dialog box you can:

AutoArchive in Outlook 2016
  • Use the Run AutoArchive every checkbox to turn off or turn on AutoArchive.
  • Indicate the frequency of running AutoArchive.
  • In the Default folder settings for archiving group, determine:
    • the term after which messages will move to an archive,
    • the path and the name of .pst archive.
  • Apply the new settings to all folders using the Apply these settings to all folders now button.

    4.    Click OK twice.

See also the tip AutoArchive features for the specific folder.