Disable Auto-Archive in Outlook

In the past, we've mentioned you should no longer archive past emails. (In certain instances you may be instructed by WALS staff to create an archive)

Auto-archive files can become corrupted, and when the server or Office application is upgraded, the files may not work. Also, it's easy to lose an important email if it becomes archived. So, it's best if it's turned off. For those of you who have AutoArchive set in Outlook, this is how you turn it off:

  1. While in Outlook, click on Tools (menu bar), followed by Options.

  2. Click Other, followed by AutoArchive.

  3. Unmark Run AutoArchive every, click OK twice.