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How do I archive only 'read' emails in Outlook 2007?

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I will promptly delete this answer if someone proves it wrong, but I've been wanting to do this for a long time and the short answer is: you can't.

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Say it ain't so :( – TimH Jul 22 '09 at 5:06
    
What I've been doing is just flagging the email for followup. When it auto-archives it then still shows in the tasks listing. However if you have a few dozen of them they all get lost in eachother. – Mark Henderson Jul 22 '09 at 5:49
    
yeah - you can't; the AutoArchive function is based on date - for better or worse – warren Sep 17 '09 at 10:58

It is a manual process, and is actually more of an organizational method, but I tend to sort mail that I have read, and require no further action into a separate folder. By doing this I can archive this 'done' folder by year. (Or qtr of year in my case)

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