Archive old emails in Outlook to reduce size of Profile (Identity) using EagleFiler

As the years go buy a user’s Profile (Identity) gets larger and larger. I often see users with huge Profiles (Identities) 50GB and larger. Outlook has become sluggish under the weight of many GB of data. Not only is Outlook affected but on a small SSD drive, Outlook could be taking up the majority of space used. Consider this like a visit to your doctor. You can ignore the advice or wait until your Outlook . . .

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Set Outlook 2016 for Mac as default email app

Thanks to sandboxing, there is no setting in Outlook 2016 for Mac Preferences to set Outlook as the default email app. You can read the Microsoft KB: Outlook 2016 for Mac cannot be set as the default application in Mac OS X Yosemite for details on why this option was removed.

To set Outlook as default, you have open Apple Mail > Preferences > General tab to set Outlook as default. However there is a . . .

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How to quit Sync Services Agent

When you update Office 2011, you will have to quit Sync Services Agent and the Microsoft Database daemon. Some users are unable to quit these hidden processes. This article will cover several options to quit. If you are comfortable with using the Terminal option 6 has always worked for me.

Note: If you are trying to update an earlier version of Office 2011, you will need to quit all browsers in addition to the Microsoft . . .

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‘Inbox Invisible’ plagues Outlook 14.5.0 users running Yosemite

Microsoft released the Office for Mac 2011 14.5.0 update this past Tuesday and customers who’d installed the update on any version of Yosemite (OS X 10.10) began reporting their Outlook Main Window was invisible. Reverting to Office for Mac 14.4.9 by first uninstalling Office and then installing up to 14.4.9 is so far the only supported fix.

Dubbed Inbox Invisible by Rich Trouton on Der Flounder, Microsoft developer Erik Schwiebert posted an unofficial explanation for . . .

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Location of Outlook 2016 Profile (Identity)

In Outlook 2011, your Identity was located in Documents > Microsoft User Data folder. Identities are now called Profiles in Office for Mac 2016 (now available in preview). Your profile is no longer stored in Documents but in your User’s Library folder.

The User’s Library folder is hidden by default. To unhide: Select the Finder in the Dock. Under Go in the Menu bar > hold down the Option key and you’ll see the Library.

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Add iCloud account to Outlook v15

You can add your iCloud email to Outlook v15 but there still is no sync for CalDAV and CardDAV. This mean no sync for contacts and calendars with iCloud, Google, Yahoo, AOL or any account that uses CalDAV and CardDAV. If you want sync for contacts and calendars, get a Microsoft online Exchange account for $4/month for 50 Gb. Exchange will sync message, contacts, calendars, notes and tasks.

Currently, Outlook v15.9 does not auto setup . . .

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Create a new Profile (Identity) in Outlook v15

Outlook v15 uses the term Profiles not Identities.

In Outlook 2011, you could hold down the Option key when launching Outlook to open the Database Utility to create a new Identity. In Outlook v15 (Office for Mac 2016 Preview) see the following steps to create a new Profile (Identity).

Create a new Profile.

To create a new profile, in Finder, browse to the Application folder. Press CTRL and then click Microsoft Outlook to see the . . .

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Daylight Saving Time reminder for US

The US makes the switch to Daylight Saving Time Sunday, March 8, 2015. If you use Entourage or Outlook for Mac, you’ll need to quit and relaunch before it recognizes the time change.

Check when your location makes the change: http://www.timeanddate.com/time/dst/2015.html

Posting Outlook for Mac Exchange Setup script survey results

Microsoft released Outlook 15 for Mac 3-1/2 months ago to its Office 365 Exchange Online customers. Prior to that I had some foresight this new version would break a script I wrote originally for Microsoft Entourage and later Outlook for Mac. The script enabled administrators to help their users configure Exchange settings in environments where Autodiscover didn’t work.

In early September 2014, I posted a survey and solicited responses from Mac admins who used this . . .

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Use retention policies to automatically archive messages

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Outlook for Mac has never had an automatic archiving feature. And it still doesn’t. However, Outlook 15 supports accessing Online Archive messages stored on Exchange 2010 or higher and Office 365 servers. These servers use a feature called retention policies, which automatically archive messages based on schedules set by the administrator.

The advantage retention policies offer is they run on the server and don’t require Outlook to move messages. An administrator can create multiple retention . . .

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