However, the mailbox size increases as more and more items are added.
Due to this, Outlook struggles to provide a smoother access to user mailboxes and can eventually end up “Not responding”.
The article applies to the following Outlook symptoms: Outlook doesn't respond to your commands or its responses are erratic.
First of all, you need to understand that Outlook is a database driven Windows product: as more information you add to it, as more time it needs to respond to your commands.
In Outlook 2010 and previous I was able to set a pst-file as the default delivery location for my Exchange account.
In Outlook 2016, I no longer see the “Change Folder” button when I select my Exchange account.
You have an Outlook 2013 profile with shared mailboxes.
When you use 'Send As' from one of the shared mailboxes, the sent email goes into your own sent items, rather than being saved within Sent Items of the shared mailbox.
We use to compare Microsoft Outlook with Microsoft Windows: they both needs constant tweaking and optimization, unless you are willing to reformat your disk and to reinstall Windows.However, such software or a professional Outlook add-ins are not reliable and can lead to improper functioning of the Outlook.The Outlook is designed to archive Inbox emails to reduce the mailbox size.So, the key for optimizing Outlook is: how can I take the stress out of Outlook and make it to handle less information? It loaded almost instantly and it was always promptly responding to your commands.Well, a lot has changed since that day: you now have multiple Outlook email accounts to handle, tons of emails spreaded in several mail folders, dozens of Outlook contacts, maybe even some cool addins or addons for Outlook.