click on tools
click on options
click on the tabs until you find Auto Archive
click on Auto Archive
and adjust your settings. Have the program run once a week. I usually have it delete the emails after 28 days. You may want to keep them longer. It depends what your email storage is. My boss gets too many and has to empty his sooner. You can have it purge deleted items upon exit but... I still keep them for 28 days in case I need to look back at them.
Hope this helps.
I am running Windows XP and Outlook 2003. I am in a new job and have never used Outlook 2003 before. It arranges your inbox quite nicely, with mails separated by dates, but it only seems to store mails in the inbox from the past 3 days. Anything older seems to have been deleted. They are permanently deleted, as opposed to being put into the deleted items folder
I thought that this might well be a company thing, restricting the storage space, so I asked and they said that this was not the case. I was wondering if there is something in the preferences (I've looked, but can't find) which causes it to purge mail items over a certain age.