How does the automatic archive policy work?

Below are some examples of what to expect when you set an automatic archive policy on a specific folder or on your entire mailbox.

Example policy on a specific folder

You set a policy on a folder called Project Alpha to archive emails older than 2 years:

Diagram of what to expect when a policy is set on a specific folder

Example policy on entire mailbox

You set a policy on your entire mailbox to archive emails older than 2 years

Diagram of what to expect when you set a policy on an entire mailbox

If a folder in your mailbox doesn’t contain emails older than 2 years, you won’t have a duplicated folder in your Outlook Online Archive

Set an automatic archive policy

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