"Mail to keep offline"
In Office 365 (and previous version) on my PC i'm able to dictate how far back outlooks keeps my mail offline for. This is missing on Mac version...I'd like for you guys to port that feature over that exists on PC.
For people like me who got 10 years worth of mail to download it's a real hassle...as I don't need 10 years worth of mail downloaded in my outlook client.
Since the emails are anyway saved on the server it is more efficient if it is kept there and only viewable when clicked without downloading these HUGE chunks of data on my storage which caused more trouble in the overall experience.
How is this not a thing? Baffling. C'mon Microsoft.
Robin Rosa commented
Trabajo en una institución gubernamental de República Dominicana y tenemos cuentas de Outlook.com que tienen años de correos almacenados en la nube (muchos GB). No podemos trabajar con la opción "Descargar solo Headers".
Por favor agreguen una opción para que los usuarios de Mac, así como en Windows, puedan limitar la cantidad de correos que son almacenados localmente en el equipo, es decir, que el usuario pueda elegir que cantidad de tiempo de correos pueden descargarse:
I am shocked to see no adjustable cache size for mac. Just setup my inbox and the cache is pushing 120gb of space on my hard drive. Windows has control over cache storage it doesn't make sense why this isn't implemented yet on macs.
As an administrator of several Macs with a lot of heavy email users, I feel this pain on a weekly basis. This feature is desperately needed! Without it, large mailboxes consume excessive amounts of local storage, not to mention the large sync to bring that data down to the computer. Crazy that this wasn't ever a standard feature!
A.J. Ianozi commented
Also would like to see this.
PLEASE make this update! I literally cannot use Outlook on my computer at home. During this whole work-from-home pandemic-time, WHY not make this update?
this is a Must feature, why the Outlook for WIndows has this, and not for Mac. my clients (Mac) are complaining of Outlook becomes sluggish. about 20GB of email database are saved locally. why? why MS, why?
Benjamin Maggs commented
It's typical Microsoft behaviour to overlook a basic feature like this while constantly fiddling with a hundred other projects that nobody wants. There desperately needs to be a feature to limit downloads to the past month / 6 months / year. The short term solution is to set Outlook to only download email headers by going to Preferences/Accounts/Advanced and ticking the 'Download headers only' box, but it's absolutely crazy that the only choice is to download all 30GB of my email account or nothing at all.
This is un-be-liev-a-ble!
Just bought a 365 subscription and this missing feature makes Outlook on Mac unusable for users (like me) with dozens of GB in a mailbox secured in cloud! I'd just ask Microsoft if this feature is on the roadmap or not... At least to understand if we have to look elsewhere for a valid email management tool!
Please consider this feature as soon as possible.
Someone asdf commented
This isn't a problem for most people... they just upgrade their drive for a hundred bucks and it really isn't a much of a problem.
Oh, they soldered the drive in? Maybe you should use a better product?
I find the lack of this feature totally bizarre, Outlook for Mac runs incredibly slow due to the cache size being so large. Please fix this already :)
Mohamed Fekry commented
am wondering why no one from Microsoft develops this feature although its very basic feature, I see that other users request it 4 years ago without no responses , i hope if anyone can hear our voices to do this
This is IMPORTANT
Bill Day commented
In a few weeks on March 26, 2020 it will have been 4 years since this feature was requested. Has anyone from microsoft ever responded at all???
There is a 3rd-party mail client called hiri at hiri.com Avail for win, mac (and linux). Settings >Account > Synchronization choices are: 1 month (default), 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, and "all". Why can't outlook-for-mac do this?
(Note, however, Hiri is not free and not open source, but 50% and 60% discounts are available on the $119 perpetual license, and $39 one-year license. Try free without providing credit card for 7 days).
This is important that the MACbook storage is small. 100Gb mailbox if download complete will be used 90% of Macbook storage.
How is this still not a thing?
Yogi Patel commented
We badly need this as our users email account very big and take long time to do initial sync.
i need this too