Archiving ON the imap server

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CWM030

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I have a question....

Is there a way to set an imap folder in OL 2016 to where when you click ARCHIVE, the email goes to that imap folder?

I googled how to do this and the only options I got was to set up a NEW PST file, but that would move the emails OFF the server. Thats not what im wanting.
I have 50 gigs of storage for my domain, so I don't think i'll run out of space for emails in this lifetime at least Lol.

Thanks,
Chris
 
This archive button? It moves mail to a folder in the current data file. I don't know if you can select which folder any more (used to, but a recent build uses one called Archive). I'll have to try it with a new profile - I set it up a long time ago in my Gmail account.

This feature was added to give users a 1 button way to file mail as they read it - a lot of people used the Delete key to file mail (it's a really bad idea to use a trash can for file storage - it might get emptied :)).
Using Outlook 2016's Archive feature

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The AutoArchive feature (and the one now called Clean Up) move old mail to a pst file.
 
This archive button? It moves mail to a folder in the current data file. I don't know if you can select which folder any more (used to, but a recent build uses one called Archive). I'll have to try it with a new profile - I set it up a long time ago in my Gmail account.

This feature was added to give users a 1 button way to file mail as they read it - a lot of people used the Delete key to file mail (it's a really bad idea to use a trash can for file storage - it might get emptied :)).
Using Outlook 2016's Archive feature

LOL, I agree using the trash can as an archive box is pretty bad....

AH HA! OL does let you pick where you want to archive your email

I went to FILE
TOOLS
SET ARCHIVE FOLDER

And then this came up and I selected the folder I wanted to use!
The whole using backspace to archive emails is pretty neat!

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Cool - it still lets you choose (at least for non-exchange accounts). You can only choose one folder - if you need to move to more than one folder, use quick steps.
 
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