Viewing Emails Beyond the Past Year in Microsoft Outlook

By default, Microsoft Outlook will only display emails going back 1 year from the current day. Follow the directions below to expand the time period for which emails are displayed:

  1. Launch Outlook.
  2. Select the File menu.
  3. From the Account Settings menu, select Account Settings.
  4. Highlight your account and select Change.
  5. Adjust the slider to the desired number of years for which email should be shown.
  6. Select Next.
  7. Select Done.
  8. Select Close.

Once the change has been made, Outlook will need some time to synchronize your email for the desired number of years. This process can take a significant amount of time depending on the quantity of emails saved for the time period specified. After synchronization is complete, your email will be available for viewing within Outlook.

NOTE: Expanding the email display time period may result in slower performance from Microsoft Outlook.