How to Figure Out Your Mailbox Quota
You can see how much storage you are using through Outlook, Apple Mail, or Outlook Web App (OWA). These show your usage in MB (megabytes).
1. In Outlook 2010, click on the File tab and this should auto-select the Info option on the left-hand menu.
2. You should see under Mailbox Cleanup something similar to the screenshot below.
Outlook Web Access:
1. Log in to UAConnect.
2. Leave the Use Outlook Web Access Light box unchecked.
3. In your Inbox, place the mouse cursor over your account name in the Nagivation Pan (left hand corner of the window).
4. The Mailbox Quota information will display as shown below.
What Happens When You Are Over Quota?
For faculty, staff, and retiress, here is what happens as your email account reaches its maximum capacity of 12GB.
UITS will send an automated message daily at 1:00 a.m. to alert you to each of these conditions as they apply:
When you reach the maximum quota all subsequent messages sent to you will be bounced back to the sender. You will receive email again and your account will function normally as soon as you delete enough messages for your account to fall under the relevent 12GB quota.
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How to Make a Backup Copy of a .pst File in Windows
Follow these steps to make a backup copy of your .pst file in Outlook for Windows:
How to Make a Backup Copy of your Outlook for Mac Data File:
Follow these steps to make a backup copy of your .olm file in Outlook for Mac:
Note: If you have a Microsoft Exchange account or directory services account, contacts from the directory are not exported. Similarly, items that are stored in public folders are not exported. Also, An Outlook for Mac Data File does not contain account settings or your Outlook preferences.
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