Outlook 2011 .OLM File Bloat ...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Northness, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. Northness macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2008
    I recent created an .OLM file to save my 2012 emails which were all in one folder; unfortunately the .OLM file created also contained 2011 emails which were open on another .OLM file I had opened, plus first few days of 2013.

    Not in itself a disaster, but a larger file than I wanted at 15 GB

    After some shenanigans I got a clean Identity where I managed to pull in only 2012 emails from that 15 GB OLM file, and then resaved a new .OLM file.

    Should be smaller - right ? No ! It has now grown to 17 GB ! I do not see how as it now does not have all the emails the original had.

    Any idea what is going on ?
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
  3. Northness thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2008
    Company account; not sure beyond that I understand your question.

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