Introduction to AutoArchive in Outlook
The user's Microsoft Office Outlook mailbox grows as one creates and receives items. Items include e-mail messages, appointments, contacts, tasks, journal entries, notes, posted items, and documents.). To keep the mailbox manageable, the user needs another place to store - archive - the old items that are important but not frequently used. The user also needs a way to automatically move those old items to the archive location and to discard items whose content has expired and is no longer valid. AutoArchive takes care of these processes for the user. AutoArchive is on by default and runs automatically at scheduled intervals, clearing out old and expired items (items that have reached the end of their aging periods) from folders.