Archiving IMAP email to my computer with Outlook?

If your email account is getting full, you may want to archive messages to your computer. Here is how to do it in Microsoft Outlook

  1. If not already done setup the account as IMAP in Outlook
  2. Chose your top level folder (Inbox perhaps) in outlook then click FILE...ARCHIVE
  3. Make sure archive this folder and all subfolders is checked off
  4. Also make sure to set the date to archive email older than today's current date.

This will create a new PST for the archived email.

NOTE: for large email boxes you may need to run the archive TWICE.

Note: If you don't see the Archived Folders section show up in Outlook after performing it, do FILE | OPEN | Outlook Data File... and select the archive pst.

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