I use Microsoft Outlook in order to manage all my e-mail correspondence, as well as Contacts and Tasks. As years went by, i have accumulated a huge amount of messages, which i would like to periodically backup into my personal computer hard drive, so i can access them on demand. After archiving my files, i can safely delete them from my online mailbox storage at Gmail, which saves me some money as it allows me to keep my inbox size under control and stick to their free storage plan.
Microsoft allows you to store your email/contacts/tasks into Outlook Data folders (typically referred as .pst files). Outlook delivers a default data folder, which stores your email (coming from IMAP/POP3/Exchange providers).
Follow the steps below to add a .pst file to Outlook 2016 and archive your mail:
You are done, feel free to let us know in case of questions.