With outlook express you seemed to be able to keep all your emails without archiving
With outlook 2003, outlook runs slowly unless I archive every 6 months, then I loose access to my old emails.
I backed up my .pst with different names, only to realise that I could have kept the same name and it just appends the backup file.
I used different .pst names until I realised this. But then I thought if i made the .pst too large Outlook could never load it because it tends to run slowly with only six months of emails let alone a restore of .pst of 5 years.
But never attempted a restore for fear of a crash.
The problem is that I would like to find and retreive an old emails from my archive files. Or I would like to be able to use a backup method where I could do this.
I guess what I want to ask is what is the best backing p/archive method so I can be able to search and retrieve and old email.
One I idea I thought of but not tried yet would be to have another root outlook dirctory other than Perssonal Folders. and save every six months and the folder the archive date range.
Would oulook then not run slowly because it has only six months loaded in the current folder the Personal Folders one which would be the latest one. I could then go to the other folders to search for the old email.
Any ideas, don't other people have this problem - what do they do?
Will split points as I guess they may be serveral solutioins to this.