Outlook 2016 hangs on updating folders


18-Feb-2017 15:57

Key: Note: As Outlook 2010 an Outlook 2013 can connect to multiple Exchange servers in a single mail profile, there is an additional “Offline Address Books” subdirectory which contains folders with GUID references which contain the actual oab-files.

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And since this website’s main focus is on Outlook, it makes sense to start with Outlook as well ;-).Symptoms: I tested the email account settings when setting it up, and they completed fine, but it still took 10 minutes or so to receive the test email.I know problems like this are hard to diagnose and fix, but I'd appreciate it if someone could at least give me some things to try.Full OAB download threshold To modify the threshold at which Outlook will download the full OAB rather than the incremental update, you can set the following Registry value Key: As the value, set at which relative size a full OAB download should take place rather than an incremental update.

For instance, setting the value to 4 will trigger a full download when the incremental update is larger than one-fourth the size of the full OAB.Prompt before for full download As the OAB can be quite large in some environments, it could be wise to be prompted when Outlook wants to download the full OAB.This allows you to abort the update process when you are for instance on a slow or expensive connection.When you have Cached Exchange Mode enabled, Outlook by will by default cache the main Global Address List as well.