If you’ve made use of the Mailbox Cleanup tool to take a look at the dimension of your Outlook folders, you may have noticed three (or often four) folders beginning with “Sync Issues.” You can empty the “Sync Issues Conflicts” folder with the Mailbox Cleanup device, but that still leaves the others. Let’s have a look at just how to access them, what they’re for, and whether you can– or should– delete their components.
How Do You Access the Sync Folders?
If you’ve never utilized it in the past, check out our overview to using the Mailbox Cleanup tool. Its View Mailbox Size function shows you the size of every one of the folders in Outlook. Scroll down towards all-time low of the checklist to locate the Sync Issues folders.
You will not see these folders by default in the navigating pane in Outlook, so we’ll start by making them visible. At the bottom of the navigation pane click on the ellipsis (the three dots) and also choose the “Folders” choice.
This alters the sight in the Navigation pane to reveal all of the mail folders in your mailbox, consisting of the Sync Issues folder and its three sub-folders.
Messages in the Sync folders are only noticeable within the Outlook client on your machine, so you will not locate them in the Outlook web application.
What are the Sync Folders For?
Generally, the Sync folders hold messages informing you concerning issues encountered when syncing e-mails in Outlook with those on the email server (or vice versa). This typically occurs when you’ve been working offline, and also Outlook hasn’t been able to attach to the mail server, or you’ve had some kind of connection trouble.
Each folder holds e-mails regarding a details sort of problem:
Can You (and also Should You) Delete These Messages?
Yes, you can remove these message similar to any normal message in Outlook. Whether you must delete them is a more difficult concern.
These are messages that the majority of Outlook users are unaware of since they come from the Exchange Server and also are used by managers to repair concerns. A lot of the time these messages are unusable to you, unless you’re fixing an Exchange issue. If you’ve never done that and you need the room, after that you can most likely erase them without a trouble. That said, these messages have a tendency to be really little, all-text messages and you could not get a great deal of room by removing them.
One more important caution: If you’re on a computer system given by your workplace, make certain to get in touch with your IT support individuals prior to removing these messages. You may not need them, but they might.