archive it outlook 2003

Posted on 2012-08-22
Last Modified: 2012-09-25
 I have a client that has outlook 2003. He has the mail hosted outside the network. The outlook will stop as I believe the PST is full to the max. He deletes email, and it will start working. He needs to have access to these emails but not real time.

If I archive the files, will this take the space away for the PST to a different location?

Please help thank you
Question by:zenworksb
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    yes it will create archive.pst in different location

    Jan MA CCNA

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    awesome thank you

    can you set to auto archive every three months or every month etc?

    if I do this will teh archive pst get to big?
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    I wouldn't set auto archive on - you will get users complaining about lost emails:)

    If you want to still do it

    this is the guide
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    According to Microsoft's knowledge base, article ID 830336:

    Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 has both a different format and a larger overall size limit for the personal folders (.pst) file than the .pst files that are in the earlier versions of Microsoft Outlook. In Outlook 2002 and earlier, the .pst files are in the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) format, and the overall size has a limit of 2 gigabytes (GB).
    By default, .pst files are in the Unicode format in Outlook 2003. Additionally, the overall size of the .pst files has a limit that is more than the 2-GB limit that is imposed by the ANSI .pst files. By default, the limit for a Unicode .pst file in Outlook 2003 is configured to be 20 GB.
    If you don't want to follow the approach of keeping your .pst files to under 2GB, you might consider upgrading to Outlook 2003 and then keeping them under about 18GB.

    assuming your Hard drive is ntfs (FAT32 has 4GB limit) you should be ok
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    by:John Hurst
    If you set up Auto Archive normally, it creates a PST file locally that can be opened at the same time as your main mail file.

    In my opinion, with increased reliance on email for file distribution, it is imperative to archive. Otherwise email main files get too large.

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