OL 2002 too full. How do I free up space?


T

The Hun

Using OL 2002.

PLAN A: Can someone give me the directions to change a setting that
will enable my OL 2002 not to be limited by the amount of space it's
filled with from emails and attachments?

PLAN B: If the first option isn't available, and short of deleting a
lot of my emails, will "archived" emails automatically reduce the
space affecting OL's ability to finction?

PLAN C: Without deleting emails, if the only option is to remove a
certain amount of emails from OL, I assume I can create a folder for
"2007 emails" and save it as a PST file. QUESTION: After I save the
folder as a PST file, is it safe to delete that folder and those files
from OL? Will I be able to import that saved PST folder again if I
need to search for specific emails?

Thanks,
 
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Brian Tillman [MVP - Outlook]

PLAN A: Can someone give me the directions to change a setting that
will enable my OL 2002 not to be limited by the amount of space it's
filled with from emails and attachments?

In Outlook 2002, the PST is hard-limited to 2GB max. Of course, you can have
nearly as many separate PSTs as you wish, so it's perfectly feasible to fill
up your entire hard drive with Outlook data.
PLAN B: If the first option isn't available, and short of deleting a
lot of my emails, will "archived" emails automatically reduce the
space affecting OL's ability to finction?

Yes, because with archiving, you're using more than one PST - one for active
data and one for older, inactive data that you sill want to be able to access.
If you tend to archive a lot, eventually you'll have to start a new archive
file because the old one will have the 2GB limit.
PLAN C: Without deleting emails, if the only option is to remove a
certain amount of emails from OL, I assume I can create a folder for
"2007 emails" and save it as a PST file. QUESTION: After I save the
folder as a PST file, is it safe to delete that folder and those files
from OL? Will I be able to import that saved PST folder again if I
need to search for specific emails?

You can certainly open and close PSTs as needed, just like you can open and
close Word documents at will.
 

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