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Outlook 2007 doesn't archive old email, only makes empty directory structures

Outlook 2007 doesn't archive old email, only makes empty directory structures

I'm trying to archive a lot of email from my inbox with a lot of subdirectories.

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Guest [Entry]

"We have this happen with Alt-N Mdeamon and Outlook. In this case it will only archive items according to when the cache was built and not when the email was originally created i.e. if you rebuild the cache today, and then you set your archive to archive anything over 1 month old, it will not archive a single thing until 1 month passes. Then it should sort itself out and just leave you 1 month of emails in the current directories. It seems to build the directory structure straight away regardless of this.
I do know that if you manually move the emails to the archive that this works.

And, I'm sorry if this doesn't apply to you in anyway!"
Guest [Entry]

"Make sure ""archiving"" is enabled for the folder you want to archive.

To check that:

Choose the folder you wish to archive, then go to
Folder Tab and in Properties Group, click ""Folder Properties""
AutoArchive Tab and select ""Archive items in this folder using the default settings"" or choose the option below if you have specific archiving requirements."