Someone at work in the IT department is insistent that "it's bad practice to copy/move emails from one .PST file in Outlook into another, and this generally leads to corruption of the new PST file.".
Is this true?
Has anyone heard of this before? In my experience this goes very quickly and smoothly and never itself seems to be the cause of PST corruption (usually I will use it to salvage emails from a flaky PST after having repaired it following corruption issues).
Surely, if moving/copying emails between PST files was known to cause corruption, then simply archiving emails using Outlook's archive feature would also cause corruption of the archive PST file, as it is simply an automated cut/paste of certain emails into a different PST anyway?
The guy has been with the company for many years- so I'm inclined to trust his experience. However at the same time my own experience and common sense is telling me the opposite is true here. He says "Microsoft is known to do an appalling job of handling databases- including PST files, so it's not surprising this problem happens all the time."
Your thoughts? Is he right? Wrong? Thanks!