You can tell IE5 how long to save information on pages you've
visited. This way, you can control the size of your list - which
can grow pretty big if you visit a lot of sites every day.
set the number of days pages are saved in the History list:
1) Click Tools on the Menu bar, and then choose Internet
Options. The Internet Options dialog box appears.
2) Click the General tab.
3) In the History area, click the spin-control to change
the number of days that the History list keeps track of your pages.
4) Click OK on the Internet Options dialog box.