I suggest you add Archive feature in Mac version exactly as in Windows version.
Archive feature in Windows cleanly allows storage of mail offline in a *.pst file. Archive functionality is missing in Mac Version. I carry 53 GB of mail with huge syncing and spinning issues.
John Welch commented
you can export your email as an OST file now. That's a thing you can do.
It is so funny to see what get's the most votes. Dark/light mode and optics. What is really needed IMO are the same poweruser-functions available in windows, most importantly an export option which allows you not only to export to the shelf but keep the pst file open in Outlook, making it a) searchable (!) and b) accessible. I do not want to lock my mails away in a file somewhere and forget about them. I need to reduce my IMAP size and remain full search access to my archives.
Henry Dixcon commented
Even windows is moving away from PST. Online archive is where it's at. If you have a lot of data, store it in another Profile and switch when needed.
Archive feature is an excellent, desirable idea.
However, anyone who is lugging around 53GB of email from computer to computer is misusing or poorly managing their email. (I'm guessing there's a ton of attachments, and you simply refuse to manage them in an appropriate manner.)
Microsoft should not be expected to support, facilitate or endorse such absurd, terrible data management practices.
Archive feature in Windows cleanly allows storage of mail offline in a *.pst file. Archive functionality is missing in Mac Version. I carry 90 GB of mail with huge syncing and spinning issues.
Totally agree, email archive is a critical function. Can't believe this has so few votes to be honest.
Anko Staas commented
Archive feature as in Outlook for Windows is a necessity to have in have in Outlook for Mac as well. The size of of my e-mail is huge, earlier this week there was problem due to which my main profile had to be rebuild, which took 22 hours!