archiving - not working

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famreeks

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HI,




I want to archive old mail - stuff longer than 1 year old.




I clicked on file/ archive and placed the date in the 'Archive items older than' box and then clicked OK -




Noting happened.




My in box is still the same .




I also went to Tools/options/ other/ and made necessary changes in the auto archive settings and still nothing?




What am I doing wrong?




Mike
 

larry

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Outlook 2010 64 bit
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Exchange Server
Did you import the mail within the last year? Archive uses the last modified date and importing changes the last modified date to the date of import. Other actions (like flagging) can change the mod date, but importing is the most common cause.




There is an archive utility that uses the received date, but unless you use a lot of folders, you could search for messages received a yr ago and move them yourself.
 
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