Outlook automatically stores messages and data from your POP3 and IMAP email accounts in a personal storage (PST) file by default. However, if your email account is on an Exchange server, your mail does not automatically save to a local PST file. Even if your mail is stored on the server, you can configure your Outlook client to automatically move emails to a PST file on your computer by configuring Outlook to start in the Inbox folder of the selected local PST file.

Step 1

Open Outlook, then click the “File” tab.

Step 2

Click “Options” in the left sidebar, then click the “Advanced” tab to open the Advanced Options menu.

Step 3

Click the “Browse” button in the Outlook Start and Exit section, then browse to and click on the PST file.

Step 4

Click the “Inbox” folder in the Start Outlook in This Folder section, then click “OK.” Click “OK” once more to close the open dialog box.