How to Archive by Send/Receive Date, NOT Modified Date for exported/imported msgs?

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Is there a work-around for Outlook's archive feature to archive based on send/receive date NOT modified date please?

You'd think there'd at least be an option to choose what date type to use, but no.

Eg: I've managed to export 5yrs or so of Windows Mail messages to Outlook 2010 (as import in Outlook 2010 wasnt working as it should) & either way, it sets the modified date to today so I can't archive them into years.

Regards Shell Windows Vista

Sally Tang


We cannot change the methodology Outlook uses to archive messages. To work around this issue, manually archive the messages that were not archived by Outlook because their modified date is later than the date that you specified for archiving.

For details, you can refer to this KB article:

Best Regards,

Sally Tang


Ok taa, so there is no workaround, but just to manually drag & drop them all into yearly archive folders. As they all have today's date (5yrs worth of emails due to importing/exporting). There are about 20 diff folders with subfolders... wow, that's gonnna b a nightmare. You'd think Microsoft would've thought about the archiving more...Regards Shell Windows Vista
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