Can I move some Imap emails to a .pst

IMAP folder is getting full and ISP won’t increase it

One option is to move dated emails to a new .pst folder just for storage or archive

Is this an option?
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Yes - for example, in Outlook, just move the items.


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If you are using Outlook, you can even have this automated with the Auto-Archive settings.

In any case, be aware that you'll want to make some sort of backup of the PST file as it won't otherwise exist anywhere else.
feck1Author Commented:
So its possible to auto archive from an IMAP to a .pst ?
Ok will manuall do to free some save and then look to auto

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Yes on the auto archive (if you are using Outlook).
Hi Feck1,

Outlook (and probably many other mail clients) treat all accounts mostly the same - I have Outlook profiles setup that automatically backup IMAP accounts to PST and / or Exchange Folders and it works flawlessly.

Your situation is slightly different (not backup, but moving from IMAP), but the process is essentially the same.

Another option is to setup a GMail account (15GB limit for free accounts), and move all items periodically from one IMAP account to there (also using IMAP).  You are still exposed to GMail losing your 'stuff' but no more so than your original provider.  I have at least one client that creates a new GMail account each year, and archives everything from three years ago into it.

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