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Outlook pst storage

By bmwood05 ·
Situation
Over user of .pst files with an addiction to using Outlook as a filing system
I maybe an email hoarder

Company is changing email retention policy
- all email over 3 years will be deleted
- pst files will not work and no new pst files can be created

What to do??

Everything is in outlook and i have managed my business with outlook
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Check with your company's IT dept,

by wizard57m_cnet Moderator In reply to Outlook pst storage

they should be able to answer you. There are multitudes of methods to forward emails to another address. Where you need to use caution is not saving confidential private data belonging to the company...but I also question the wisdom of deleting all messages over such and such age. Some things MUST be maintained for certain number of years for various legal, tax and government regulations.

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I thought PST files were no more?

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to Outlook pst storage

You omitted which email software you used but hey, there are some dozen other email apps that can import your PST data and most are free. Example: Thunderbird. This is not an offer to write a step by step.

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Re: pst files

by keesb1 In reply to I thought PST files were ...

I just checked this week in Outlook 365 on my company laptop. It still let me make a pst file.

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Re: pst-files

by keesb1 In reply to Outlook pst storage

- What company are you talking about?
- That company can only delete mails on their server, not from your PC. Why not switch to another e-mail provider or switch from imap to pop3 to get all files local?
- What version of Outlook are you talking about that (in the future) won't support pst-files any more? My Outlook 2010 will be able to handle pst-files as long as it runs on Windows 10. And so, probably, Outlook 2019 will. So don't switch to a new version that you don't like.

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