This page is about configuring and running Outlook 2007 in 'Cached Mode'.
Outlook 2007 in Cached Mode
By default, Outlook 2007 accesses messages direct from the Exchange server. Running Outlook 2007 in 'Cached Mode' causes a copy of all your messages and calendar appointments to be kept locally on your PC.
When you are running Outlook in cached mode, you can:
- access existing email messages and appointments when the Exchange server is unavailable.
- use the Microsoft Junk E-mail filter.
Using 'Cached Mode' in Outlook 2007 allows you to work with Outlook while the server is 'down'. To select 'Cached Mode' do the following:
- ensure that Outlook 2007 is running.
- click on 'Tools' then 'Accounts Settings' option - see a tabbed 'Accounts Settings' dialog.
- ensure that the 'Email' tab is selected.
- click on the 'Microsoft Exchange Server' text.
- click on the 'Change' button - see 'Exchange Server Settings' option.
- ensure that the 'Use Cached Exchange Mode' option is selected.
Note - if you find that the 'Use Cached Exchange Mode' option is already selected then you are already using 'Cached Mode' and there is no need for further action
- click 'Cancel' button and stop using these instructions.
- click on the 'Next' button - see "The operation you selected will not complete until you choose Exit from the file menu, and then restart Microsoft Office Outlook."
- click OK - see the 'E-mail Accounts' dialog.
- click on the 'Finish' button then click 'Close' button - see Outlook's main window.
- close down Outlook and all Outlook messages.
- restart Outlook - see Outlook 'refresh the messages' - this may take a couple of minutes.
Junk E-mail filter - Switch on the 'Cached Mode' enables the Microsoft Junk E-mail filter. When you switch on Cached Mode the 'Junk E-mail' filter is activated with its filter set to 'High'. This can have serious reprecussions - follow the link for further details. Junk E-mail filter