Outlook for Mac is a locally cached email client

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Summary

We do not recommend that you change the default location of your Profile folder for Microsoft Outlook for Mac for Office 365, or your Identity folder for Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011 to an external hard disk or to a network. Additionally, using a mail identity or profile that is located on an external hard disk or on a network is not supported in either version of Outlook for Mac.

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Outlook for Mac for Office 365 caches your mail items in a profile in your home folder at the following location:

~/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office/Outlook/Outlook 15 Profiles


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 for Office 365 and Outlook for Mac 2011 are intended to be purely locally cached mail clients. Changing the location or using a mail identity that is located on an external hard disk or a network is not supported.

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Article ID: 2800895 - Last Review: October 31, 2014 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011
  • Outlook for Mac for Office 365
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