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How to Stop Outlook 2016 from Deleting Emails Automatically

Sometimes, an automated feature can help you a lot in managing the emails in Outlook 2016, but one coin always has two side, you may find some emails you need disappear secretly, you could blame this on the automatic deleting feature in Outlook 2016. And here I would show you how to stop outlook from deleting emails automatically.

Typically, there are two main situations that outlook delete emails automatically, one is you have checked the option to order outlook deleting the emails when you exit outlook, and the other is you make a regular rule to make outlook delete emails regularly. For the first situation, you should refer to way1 to stop outlook from deleting emails automatically, and for the second situation, just refer to way2.

  1. Way 1: Stop Outlook From deleting Emails automatically via Deleted Items Folder
  2. Way 2: Stop Outlook from deleting Emails automatically via a Specified Folder

Way 1: Stop Outlook From deleting Emails automatically via Deleted Items Folder

Step 1:Launch the Outlook 2016, and then click the File item on the top bar, select Options in the left panel of the coming window.

click file item in top bar

click options in left option list

Step 2: In the Outlook Option window, just click the Advanced option in the left bar, then uncheck the Empty Deleted Items folders when exiting Outlook in the Outlook start and exit section.

uncheck the empty deleted item when exiting outlook

Way 2: Stop Outlook from deleting Emails automatically via a specified Folder

Step 1: Launch Outlook 2016, then just find a specified folder, right click it to open the option list, then find and click Properties.

click inbox properties

Step 2: In the Inbox properties window, just navigate to the item called AutoArchive in the top bar and then uncheck the checkbox labeled with Do not archive item in this folder. Then click OK.

uncheck do not archive items in this folder

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