“Couple of days ago, while using Outlook, I got a notification that I am about to run out of mailbox space. I ignored it a few times, but today when I was trying to open Outlook, it was full and won’t allow me to work properly. It is showing notifications like there is not enough free memory to run this program and cannot expand the folder when I am trying to send or receive emails. I have deleted a few emails, but it is still not working. Please help me with and also suggest some tips to avoid it from happening in the future.”
As it has been asked in the query mentioned above, the user is facing storage issues. This happens when Microsoft Office’s memory is full due to a lot of emails and sort of data and items. The simple solution for this issue is to delete the unnecessary data from the application. As the user has also mentioned that even after deleting a few emails, the results were the same. So, readers, there is a catch here; sometimes, even after deleting a few emails do not result fruitful because of the number of emails you have deleted. If you want desired results, you need to delete a decent number of emails, or those emails taking more space.
Now, there may be two different approaches to clean up space and start working on your Outlook again. The first approach is to partially clean up some space so as to start using Outlook again. In this approach, we can also put some methods in place so that space is cleared periodically, and you don’t have to go through the same trouble again. The second approach is to clear up all the memory and space occupied by the current Outlook profile. In this approach, your recent emails will be intact, but the ones which were moved to pst for backup, recovery, and retrieval point of view, will be deleted. You will not be able to view those emails if going for a full cleanup. So, think about how you would like to proceed and which approach is more suitable to you.
Step 1- Open Outlook.
Step 2- Click on the File option on the top left corner.
Step 3- Now click on the Tools option besides the Mailbox Settings.
Step 4- Now, from the drop-down box, select Mailbox Cleanup.
Step 5- A new window for Mailbox Cleanup opens. Now, you can use various methods available in this window to clear space from your mailbox. Let us take you through each of the options and how to implement them.
Sometimes, the situation is different, and getting rid of a few emails isn’t the option you are looking for. One such case is when you are switching the email account and want to remove all the data from the previous one. Let’s know how to clear the full memory from the program:
First, locate the profile from which you want to remove data. For this, follow the below-mentioned steps:
To open Mail setup Window, follow below-mentioned steps:
After getting to the Mail Setup window, follow the steps mentioned below:
Once you delete all the profiles from Mail setup, do it from the folder too by opening the Window we minimized in the first step. Then delete all the PST files available there.
By following all these four steps successfully, you will achieve the desired results.
This may also happen that while removing all that data from your system, you actually deleted some important stuff, too and now you are stressing about it. Don’t worry, mistakes happen and there is always an easier way to correct it. If you have deleted some of your emails permanently from your system, then all you need to do is install Kernel for Outlook PST Repair tool in your system. Yes, it’s that easy, just have the software in your system, run it and recover all your lost data in few easy steps. Don’t trust this? Why don’t you try a free version of the tool and experience it yourself! Go to the tool’s page and get the trial version to recover and save a limited number of emails. Here is a screenshot of the tool interface, have a look.
In this blog, we have discussed how one can clear full or partial memory from the Outlook by following a few easy steps. After this detailed discussion, we have also mentioned how to recover accidentally deleted emails and items with the help of Kernel for Outlook PST tool.
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