My outlook inbox is not updating
I followed the instructions similar to those above; they won’t work if the computer times out before the indexing is complete.
To see how to change the sleep time, check on google – it’s simple. Choose your desired Screen and Sleep settings.” And Rachel has an easy quick fix: “Go to Control Panel; Programs; Programs and Features; highlight your Office product; click Change at the top; click Quick Repair.
The time it will take for the index to be rebuilt depends on the system you are using, the amount of files that need to be indexed, and file size.
When your index has finished rebuilding, you can go ahead and restart your Outlook searches.
If you have paid for support, contact your financial institution to report the charge as fraudulent.
You can in fact access the more recent items (via your web mail or even an alternate email app or email client.) The Mail app is actually grabbing the wrong subset of your Inbox email which causes some email to appear to be missing.
However, for those of you still having issues, readers have written some great suggestions in the comments below with further things to try if the above solutions aren’t working perfectly.
Here are 2 great ones: Pat suggests you check your computer’s sleep time: “Change the time-out/sleep-time on your computer to a large number such as 5 hours and it will rebuild the indexing files.
One of the most common issues that occur with most Outlook clients is the search tool not working as it should.
Every 6 – 12 months I do massive archiving on my several computers.
The original files and the archives are so large with so many messages, that it takes a fair amount of time to re-index.
Microsoft Outlook Search not working is an issue that is common across all versions because all of them have the same base on how it functions, and that is the Outlook Search Index.
There’s no need to worry though, there are things that will help you get your Outlook 2016 search up and running again.