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Purging Outlook email messages on a schedule

Posted on 2011-03-07
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Hi all,

  Our organization currently uses Outlook as its email client.  From time to time, I'll receive an email requesting me to do something, and when I'm done with it, I'll want to hang onto that email for a week, or a month, or some period of time just in case something goes awry and I need to reference it again.  In the vast majority of cases, I'll forget to delete the email after a week or a month, and a year later, will come back and find that it's still there, and won't remember why I still have it.

  What I'd like to do is set up a couple of folders (weekly and monthly), and throw these items into them.  I'd then like to set a rule on each folder that would purge all documents older than a week or a month.  For example, today is March 7th, 2011.  If I threw something into the "monthly" folder sent to me on February 8th, 2011, it would be deleted sometime tomorrow (time-stamp dependent).

  Long story short, is there any way to do this, or is there some functionality that would act similarly?  Thanks for the input.
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Exactly what I needed; AutoArchiving takes care of this on a folder-by-folder basis.
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L_Potter--Glad I could help.
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