Outlook2016_Database_Rebuild Force a rebuild of SQLite database used by Outlook 2016 for Mac. Our facility must sometimes 'clean' a system when data that's not supposed to be in the open, ends up in the open and on a system. The usual avenue for this data finding it's way onto a system is email and we must purge the targeted email in conducting the 'cleaning' of the system. This also means rebuilding the email database to ensure the deleted emails CAN'T be recovered.
Under Outlook 2011 Mac, this was performed simply by holding the option key during launch and rebuilding the mail database. Outlook 2016 has removed this feature and the official support from Microsoft is that Outlook will determine when a database needs rebuilt and users shouldn't do this anyway. Well, we still need to do this when cleaning a system. Luckily someone made a post on how to do this on a SQLite database which Outlook 2016 uses. Post Here: I tried making this a little easier for our field technicians and wrapped it into an AppleScript App. Feel free to use, it seems to be working for us.
Feb 21, 2018 Because of these changes, the ability to manually start a database rebuild is not available in Outlook for Mac for Office 365. This will help reduce time spent on rebuilding the database for issues that truly are not caused by database problems, thus a database rebuild is not necessary. Email signature outlook for mac. In this case it would be advisable to rebuild the Microsoft Office identity. To manage identities in Outlook 2016, you must use the Outlook Profile Manager which is installed as part of your Office installation. From Finder, open the Applications folder. Ctrl + click or right-click Microsoft Outlook, and then click Show Package Contents.