The new Outlook client seems to be limited to syncing six months of email. I can't find the sync limit anywhere. I keep switching between the two Outlook clients depending what I am searching for.
This is vital, especially when you have a large mailbox - being able to search through mail history is part of my job. If I have to wait for the "Loading - this may take a few moments" message and message list refresh in my dozens of mailbox folders then my job immediately becomes impossible.
Also, if the messages are not in the cache then they do not appear in the "conversations" till you click on the relevant folders, making that functionality seem half-baked too.
This one is critical especially for a desktop mail application. I had to scroll for 30 minutes just to get a few months of mail loaded. It needs to have the option to load all email, 2 years, 1 year, etc... like cached mode in Outlook for windows.
I also noticed clicking filter by flagged emails only loads the flagged emails that have been downloaded making it impossible to find older flagged emails in this client.
Most people use their Outlook folders and mailbox to store their past messages. This must be turned back on.
This is definitely necessary! All mail should be synced by default to begin with.
This is also a horrible problem with the Outlook app.
Brad Pinkston commented
Please implement the ability to choose number of days to sync. This exists for most other clients, mobile or laptop.
i only get 1 month sync'd. it's unusable. i need all my emails on my laptop at all times. I work on planes and disconnected. i need my info available with no internet connection.