Turning on Auto-Archiving of Emails within Outlook 2010

Step 1:

Open Microsoft Outlook 2010.

Step 2:

In Outlook 2010 Auto Archive is not enabled by default. To turn it on, click on the File tab to access Backstage View.

Select File from the Menu Bar

Step 3:

Next, select Options.

Select Options on the Left Side

Step 4:

Click on Advanced then the AutoArchive Settings button.

Select Advanced in the Left side pane and then click the AutoArchive Settings Button.

Step 5:

The AutoArchive window opens and you’ll notice all of the items are grayed out. Check the box next to Run AutoArchive every. You can then change how often it archives and also how often it cleans out e-mails.

Then check the box next to Run AutoArchive Every and it will start Auto Archiving.  You can change some settings on how often in Archives.


Congratulations! You have successfully turned on auto archiving of e-mails in Microsoft Outlook 2010. If you encounter any issues while following these steps, feel free to e-mail us at the Helpdesk or call us at (229) 245-4357.

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