Although Outlook 2011 for Mac Exchange client is not as great as its Windows, it’s the best Outlook client for Mac users have received from Microsoft. Below are just a few tips to improve your Outlook 2011 experience.
To avoid poor performance when using Outlook 2001, managing the number of items you have in your most common folders, such as your inbox, tasks, calendar, sent, and deleted items. Also, don’t forget your personal folders that are also used commonly. There are several factors that come into play which are client’s proximity to the server, the number of users the storage infrastructure, the number of restricted views, and the load on the hard disks.
One tip that Microsoft recommends is that you maintain a range of 2,500 to 5,000 items in a folder. Don’t forget you can also create top level folders or create subfolders under sent items, inbox, and deleted.