Outlook for Mac 2011 is a locally cached email client

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Summary

We do not recommend that you change the default location of your mail identity folder for Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011 or its contents to an external hard disk or to a network. Additionally, using a mail identity that is located on an external hard disk or on a network is not supported for Outlook for Mac 2011.

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Outlook for Mac 2011 caches your mail items in an identity in your home folder at the following location:
 ~/Documents/Microsoft User Data/Office 2011 Identities 
Like Microsoft Entourage for Mac 2008, Outlook for Mac 2011 is intended to be purely a locally cached mail client. Changing the location or using a mail identity that is located on an external hard disk or a network is not supported for Entourage for Mac 2008 or for Outlook for Mac 2011.

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Article ID: 2800895 - Last Review: January 22, 2013 - Revision: 1.0
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  • Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011
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