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We’ve written a longer answer, which is worth reading.) You can access your mail at any time (as long as you have internet access) either through Outlook or, depending on your version of Outlook, through a web interface.To see your mail in Outlook, scroll down to the bottom of the folder.When you install Microsoft Office, it checks your disk size to make sure you have enough space to install all of the applications.It also uses that check to set a parameter in Outlook that determines how much mail will be downloaded to your local machine, based on the following disk sizes: Microsoft does this because mail takes up space on your hard disk, and if you’ve only got a small hard disk, you probably don’t want much of it taken up with a few large files someone emailed you two years ago.If your mail account uses a Microsoft Exchange server (like Hotmail, Microsoft Live, O365, or a lot of corporate mail systems), then this parameter will determine how much mail is downloaded to your computer.If you’re using a different mail provider, like Google or Yahoo, Outlook ignores this parameter and downloads all of your mail.You might think that Outlook will display all of your mail (after all, why wouldn’t it) but by default, the Outlook client only keeps the last year of email on your computer.
RELATED: If you’ve got Office 365, you can also access your emails through the Outlook web app.Because the web app is essentially just a window into the Exchange Server, it will show you all of your emails.If you’re using Outlook at work, your IT support people should be able to help you access the Outlook web app. You can access Outlook—and any other web apps to which you have access—once you’re logged in. In Outlook, head to File Account Settings and then select “Account Settings” from the drop-down menu.(If you can’t change the slider then your administrator may have set this value deliberately and stopped you from changing it.) Once you’ve made your selection click “Next” and Outlook warns you that it needs to restart.
Click “OK,” close the Account Settings window, and then restart Outlook.Only HTTPS needed to be enabled for firewalls and no VPNs were necessary.