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Old emails missing from outlook - autoarchive problem?

by did2 / January 31, 2008 1:10 AM PST

Hi all. When I first got my laptop I created an archive and periodically moved old emails into folders in the archive. I had AutoArchive turned on, but I always clicked Cancel when prompted, so I didn't think that it ever actually ran.

Lately, however, when looking for some old emails, I haven't been able to find them. I checked my inbox, and it seems my messages only go back to about three months ago and stop abruptly - this corresponds to the criteria I have set for autoarchive, so I assume that it actually HAS been running.

The problem, though, is that I still can't find those old emails! I have no idea where in the archive they might be. There is no Archive folder, and there is nothing in the Inbox under that Archive. I have a very complex system of subfolders in this archive, so it would be enormously difficult for me to search each one, but I don't see why autoarchive would arbitrarily choose one of those folders in which to deposit these old emails. Any ideas where old my emails went?

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by did2 / January 31, 2008 1:49 AM PST

Nevermind, I figured it out. The emails get cleared off my email server periodically, so I guess they are gone forever Sad My own fault I suppose...

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missing incomingemail
by ctchellappan / September 29, 2012 10:34 AM PDT

It is a PC.operating system is window7.some mails are coming some were not.I can't find it help.

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Re: missing mails
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 5, 2012 3:29 AM PDT
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Better make this a new thread in stead of hijacking an unrelated one from 5 years ago.

Go to and start over. And be sure to tell more than you do now, and leave out your email address, because that only attracts spam.

MS Outlook and a gmail-address are an uncommon combination. Are you sure you have MS Outlook? What version.


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