Do Outlook Storage Limits Affect All Folders?

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A reader has a question about Microsoft’s recent announcement that attachments in your Outlook inbox will count against your OneDrive cloud storage allowance.

“Regarding the article “Outlook Email Warning – Prepare to lose OneDrive Space”; does this only affect my inbox or does it also affect my sent folder, archive folder and a bunch more folders I have created and have pictures and attachments in?
Thanks for your help.”

I’m afraid this will affect all of your folders in Outlook. I guess way too many people are using Outlook folders as storage spots for photos and documents.

I’m in the midst of a massive downloading and deleting project. One hint I can offer folks for cleaning out their folders is to click the Filter icon at the top of the page and sort by “Has files.” This can make it quicker to locate attachments.

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