Outlook 2016 hangs updating inbox

Due to this, Outlook struggles to provide a smoother access to user mailboxes and can eventually end up “Not responding”.

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Run Scan PST repeatedly, until it reports that there are no more errors.

In some cases, a corruption might be so bad that Scan PST is unable to fix it.

It provides great flexibility by acting as a connectivity tool for many professional software.

However, such software or a professional Outlook add-ins are not reliable and can lead to improper functioning of the Outlook.

Below are some of the steps we have found to improve client performance in Office 365 (Exchange Online) for many of the cases we observed.

Important: Some of the information below asks you to make changes to your software and/or usage of them.

Microsoft is aware of this issue and provides a tool to fix it – Inbox Repair tool (scanpst).

Follow the steps listed in that Microsoft Knowledge Base article to run Scan PST. Important: In many cases, Scan PST requires more than one pass to fix a corruption.

Update 10-7-2015: Microsoft has released Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.5.6 Update, which resolves the problem with Outlook freezing.

To get the update, please use the Microsoft Auto Update application or download it manually from the link below: https://support.microsoft.com/kb/3098229 The issue appears to only affect Outlook 2011 when configured to access Exchange servers.

The Outlook is designed to archive Inbox emails to reduce the mailbox size.

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