Looking to automatically archive your mail in Microsoft Outlook 2016? Doing so will save all of your Outlook items within it’s own area and folder structure within a PST file. Here’s how it’s done.
- From the main Outlook screen, select “File“> “Options“.
- Select “Advanced” in the left pane.
- Select the “AutoArchive Settings…” button.
- Check the “Run AutoArchive every” box, then set the options for AutoArchive. Messages that meet the criteria on this screen will be sent to the “archives” section.
If you don’t see AutoArchive as an option in Outlook, it is likely that you are using Outlook in a corporate Exchange environment and Online Archive is enabled. In this case, you should have an “online archive” area if you scroll down on the left pane.
Another options, would be to simply add a Personal Folders file to Outlook and move items to it as you like.