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Space Pirate
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Atlanta
2022-01-17, 11:28

Moving an email account with messages reaching back 20 years was a real gripper for me, but I am now on Outlook 2021.

If you have any questions I can try to answer them.

My old database was imported and all those messages reside in a folder called "On My Computer", trapped in amber.

All of my now-active email accounts exist in their own folders in the sidebar.

Initially I could not get SEARCH to work.

"No Results" is all I would get.

Apple's instructions for forcing Spotlight to re-index the main profile.

Search is beginning to work.

Thankfully I did not have to resort to these Terminal commands:

sudo mdutil -Ea sudo mdutil -ai off sudo mdutil -ai on

Next, there is an even NEWER version of Outlook available!

All you have to do is flip a switch in the top right corner of the app. Some big improvements.

The problem is, it will NOT bring over my archived messages from the "On My Computer" folder.

Hoping that a future update will address that omission.

I wish that I could change the appearance of the app so I could visually differentiate between mailboxes.


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Last edited by drewprops : 2022-01-17 at 12:03.
Space Pirate
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Atlanta
2022-01-17, 12:01

Okay, it's still not working properly.

From my readings I believe that there's a larger Spotlight issue at play involving both Big Sur and Monterrey.

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Formerly turtle2472
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Upstate South Carolina
2022-01-17, 12:12

What version is your Outlook? Mine shows 16.57....

It also says there isn't an update for me so I'm wondering if I'm already using the newest version.

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