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Manage the size of your mailbox

Person reading mail on server and storing on local computer

Store messages locally on your own computer with Archive and Personal Folders files.

To keep the size of your mailbox on the server down, you need to clean it out, so Outlook lets you create special folders to store your mail messages on your own computer.

You can store Outlook mail messages (and other Outlook data) automatically, in an Archive file, or manually, in a Personal Folders file. This lesson will provide a brief introduction to these files.

Read on for more information, and then click Next to continue the lesson on your own.


There's a lot more to know about these local Outlook files. If you're interested in these details, we suggest you take the "File or archive your e-mail on your own computer" course.

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