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Split Oversized Outlook 2003 IMAP PST Files to Resolve PST File Size Issues - Outlook PST Repair

Split Oversized Outlook 2003 IMAP PST Files to Resolve PST File Size Issues

PST files are the personal storage folder of Outlook which holds contacts, journals, notes, tasks emails, calendars etc. Similar PST files are used in different versions of Outlook but the format may vary like one uses ANSI and another uses Unicode format. Both the PST files can be differentiated on the basis of file size limit. Outlook 2002 and its earlier version uses ANSI file format which is limited to 2GB but its later versions uses Unicode format which is larger as compared to ANSI and can store large amount of informations. But Outlook 2003 IMAP PST files uses ANSI file format so it is also limited to 2GB. Various accounts in Outlook 2003 like IMAP4 and HTTP depends on ANSI format and hence gives rise to PST file size issues when exceeds maximum limit.

To understand the problem in detail let us consider a scenario when you are working on Outlook 2003 using IMAP account and keep on saving large numbers of emails on your Outlook account without paying any attention to its file size. When Outlook 2003 IMAP PST files exceeds the maximum limit of 2GB it corrupts PST files and affects the performance of Outlook. You will experience various PST file size issues like slow searching, indexing, copying and moving data. It will take long time to send or receive emails so you also face problem in email operations.

In order to resolve the Outlook 2003 IMAP PST file size issues you need to follow below mentioned steps:

  • Delete unwanted emails
  • Update the current versions to Outlook latest versions i.e. Outlook 2007 or 2010
  • Compact PST files
  • Empty deleted items folder
  • Try to archive old emails

Even if you are unable to resolve the PST file size issues then split large size PST files using Outlook PST Repair Software. It is effective software which safely repairs the corrupted PST files and reduces it to required file size and thus resolves your problems.

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