I'm using Outlook 2016 to access my Exchange e-mail account. I have a subfolder in my account in which I want to delete all e-mails that are older than 6 months automatically.
I'm aware of the AutoArchive feature and that it can be used to delete old e-mails. I enable the AutoArchive feature in the general settings (File > Options > Advanced: Under AutoArchive, click AutoArchive Settings) like this:
As I don't want to delete old e-mails in all folders, but in a particular folder, I just enable AutoArchive in the general settings and don't specify any general AutoArchive actions. Then I configure AutoArchive for a particular folder (right click on the folder > Properties) like this:
I can confirm, that AutoArchive runs each day as configured, if I also check Prompt before AutoArchive runs in the general settings, as I then get a notification each day, when it wants to start. Unfortunateley, old e-mails are not deleted as specified. I can confirm that the last modified time of e-mails that should be deleted is older than 6 months. I can also confirm that the Do not AutoArchive this item checkbox on those e-mails is not checked.
So, how can I delete old e-mails automatically? Do I have to apply different settings?