Microsoft 365 Online Email Archiving

What is Microsoft 365 online email archiving?

  • Online Archive is for customers who have uncommonly large mailboxes. A user’s Online Archive acts somewhat like a second account in Outlook with its own folder structure. As a result, it isn’t included in searches performed from the Inbox.
  • Once Online Archive is enabled, any message that is over 2 years old will be automatically be moved to the online archive.
  • This policy can be changed once the archive has been enabled.
  • Please note: once an online archive has been created, the user will need to run a search in the archive to find any messages that have been moved into the archive. The overall Outlook search will not automatically search the archive for messages.

Where can I get more details?

  • To find more information about the Online Archive feature, see Microsoft’s documentation here.


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