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Does anyone recommend or know a good solution to backup my hosted exchange hosted mails? Client-side I am using Outlook 2010 and the mails are 'only' stored in .ost / offline cache files & I could go ahead and attach a .pst file which I manually copy my mails to, but I'd rather have an automatic solution that does that reliably without me accidentally forgetting mails etc.

Any suggestions?

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Why not to use Outlook's AutoArchive feature?

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Don't know if I could because I don't even have that option under File > Options > Advanced, see: – Jörg B. Dec 19 '11 at 11:34
Looks like this feature is disabled by your system administrator. Can you check this? – thims Dec 19 '11 at 16:35
Well this is my system (not in an AD or anything... I am a local Admin and all that). I assume that it has something to do with my account being an Exchange one & not a e.g. pop3/imap one. – Jörg B. Dec 19 '11 at 20:45
You have Exchange Online Archive option enabled then. In this case Outlook AutoArchive option is disabled. – thims Dec 20 '11 at 16:07

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