I have a client computer who has a very large (25GB) Exchange mailbox. This mailbox also has thousands of unread messages in the inbox, and tens of thousands in other folders. The Deleted Items folder gets 200+ new messages per day. It’s a pretty high-volume mailbox.
I recently upgraded the client from Office 2011 to Office 2016, and we are using the “Outlook Filter Mailboxes” script. Since then we are getting lots of beach balls, “not responding” errors in Activity Monitor, and generally sluggish, unreliable behavior.
With the removal of scripting, could some of these issues be related to the “Outlook Filter Mailboxes” script having to reevaluate the unread messages? I know that it flags items it’s already looked at as “good”, but I wonder that perhaps this still might create problems.
It really stinks that MS removed both scripting and scheduling. This is a real problem. (And yes, I’ve submitted multiple requests to MS to add those features back)
Does anyone have any thoughts or advice?