Outlook 2016 shared folders not updating

Posted by / 06-Sep-2016 04:09

Outlook 2016 shared folders not updating

Using a local copy of the Mailbox content should significantly improve the Outlook performance (response time) because access to the “data” (Mail items) created by using a local copy of the Mailbox that stored on the local drive.

Instead of “fetching” the mail from the remote Mailbox, each time a user click on the mail item.

I am getting basically the inverse, now: all folders, and the messages within them, have downloaded. A new, test message I sent downloaded correctly and appears in my Inbox, but none of the existing messages in the Inbox did.

(Some are read, some are unread.) I have logged on using OWA on this new PC as well, and the same thing was going on, i.e.

So, in case that this is your scenario, the only advice that I can offer is: Be patient and read the information 🙂 By default, Outlook client is configured with the option of cache mode.

The meaning of “cache mode” is that Outlook client, will try to download all the Mailboxes content from the Exchange server to the local hard drive and save the information in a local Database (OST File).

Now that everything is staged in OWA to expose the shared mailbox, we can move on to configuring the mobile OWA App.

Please note that, if you’ve already configured your account in the OWA App, the shared folders won’t auto-populate in the folder list in the app.

But after installing Windows XP SP2 my (offsite) Outlook client spontaneously stopped being able to connect.The fix is simple: spread your mail across more folders or subfolders; or archive or delete your mail off the server. Note this is a problem only on older Exchange servers—Microsoft has mostly fixed this on the newest ones.But also note that even though you may have a newer version of Outlook, the Exchange Server version your company runs behind your Outlook is invisible to you, and it could be quite old and so still subject to this issue.When using the term “Exchange Mailbox”, we are using an “alias” for a Database that hosted on the Exchange server.We can describe the OWA (Outlook Web Application) mail client as a “viewer” for the data that stored in the Exchange database, and the Outlook mail client as a “viewer” for the database (OST File) that stored on the user desktop (Hard drive). WAN environment: When using a local Exchange Server (on-premises), Outlook synchronizes data to and from the Exchange Mailbox, by using a local LAN infrastructure.

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"John Smith" - while on my new PC it resolves to my email address, e.g. Does this raise any flags for why the Inbox issue might be occurring.