Is it just me or is Outlook archiving dumb?

Is it just me or is Outlook’s (and Exchange’s) insistence on “archiving” items and restricting the size of your inbox just stupid and something that must irritate and/or baffle millions of users?

‘Would you like to archive old items now?” no, I would not!

How is an average user supposed to even know what that means? what’s an archive? where does it go? can I get it back? why are you taking away my inbox? In an age where gmail (or hotmail) can give me 2.8GB inbox for free and gigabytes cost pennies, what’s wrong with corporate email?

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  • http://fathawar.spaces.live.com/ Farhan Thawar

    Corporate email has a much stricter SLA than consumer email, that’s why. I have Outlook archive my mail daily (with no prompt) and it makes no difference to me as my search finds mail wherever it is and keeps my server mailbox small (so it can like fit on my phone?).

    Farhan

  • http://fathawar.spaces.live.com Farhan Thawar

    Corporate email has a much stricter SLA than consumer email, that’s why. I have Outlook archive my mail daily (with no prompt) and it makes no difference to me as my search finds mail wherever it is and keeps my server mailbox small (so it can like fit on my phone?).

    Farhan