Outlook for Mac which is developed by Mac is an E-mail client for Mac OS X that runs on Mac system. It comes as a part of Microsoft Office suite for Mac. It is a good replacement for Entourage and has completely different mechanism than Entourage which is more safe and reliable. However there can be some factors that can corrupt the database and the data files on the Mac Outlook and you will have to rebuild the database. There is an in built database utility that deals with the common issues of the Microsoft Outlook on Mac. You can use it to rebuild your database and back up your Outlook files and export them also. The database utility can be used to create, delete, rebuild an identity or set any default identity. When you press the option key while launching the Outlook. You can also find the database utility in the Microsoft Office folder at the location.
/Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Office/Microsoft Database Utility.app
You should avoid the rebuilding of the database unless it is corrupted. When the rebuild is successful you will get the message “ Your data was rebuilt successfully”
Situations when you require to rebuild your database
- When you are having problem opening, viewing and saving items.
- Certain items can not be deleted.
- Outlook is not opening or freezes regularly.
- You are unable to send or receive the mails.
However the Database Utility sometimes is not able to handle severe corruption and you have to re install the Outlook application. But in this process all you messages and items will be deleted and you have to create a new identity. But don’t be worried as all the Outlook items can be recovered using Undelete Mac software. It supports different file formats to recover deleted e-mails and can be used on older and the latest Mac OS X. It has a very interactive user interface and also very easy to use. It also comes with a trial version in which you can judge how effective this software can be. After that you can have the licensed version to fully recover the Outlook for Mac.
User Guide for Recovering Outlook using Undelete Mac Software
Step 1 : Install Undelete Mac software and run it on Mac.
Step 2 : Slevt he drive where Outlook database was saved.
Step 3 : Select the file type of the Outlook database and items.
Step 4 : Start scanning for deleted items.
Step 4 : Select the location where recovered items and database will be stored.