Using Microsoft Outlook, one can maintain multiple email accounts at one place. Microsoft Outlook downloads emails from the main server and stores in PST files (PST stands for Personal folder file). The advantage here is that you can view the downloaded emails even if you are not connected online. But, as pointed out by the Outlook help team, PST file can become a major issue for those who get hundreds of emails every day. The issue is that when the size of the PST file increases beyond a certain limit, Microsoft Outlook starts to show error message when you try to access the inbox folder. When this happens you may need some Outlook help tips to resolve it.
In Microsoft Outlook, ‘Compact’ is the option which will allow you to manage the size of Outlook files. According to Outlook help team, when the size of the data file increases then outlook has to devote higher resources which will ultimately slow down Microsoft outlook.
- Outlook help team recommends you to start off by opening ‘date file management’ from the ‘File’ menu.
- You can see the data files listed in the ‘Accounts Settings’ dialogue box.
- Select the personal folder and from the ‘Accounts Settings’ dialogue box, select the settings which are shown below its main tabs.
- Under the ‘Personal Folders’ dialogue box, you will find an option titled ‘Compact Now’. Click on it.
- Once the process is complete, this dialogue box will automatically disappear.
Outlook help team suggests that you remove all unwanted emails from your email folder. Try to keep only the required files and avoid wasting data space. It’s also good to browse through Outlook help websites and search for Outlook help articles (like the one you’re reading).