Outlook 2016 hangs on updating folders

Scan PST will tell you that there are no more errors, but you would still experience issues.

In this case, you should create a new PST file and copy all items from the old PST into the new one.

No new mail activities or even download progress on Inbox, but the other folders at least updating upon selecting.

I can see about 23K mails when I check the synchronization through the inbox properties.

However, it is a security update so make sure you read the KB article so you are aware of the vulnerability and make sure you re-apply the update as soon as Microsoft releases a fix or workaround for the issue.

This article describes some of the most common reasons that cause Outlook to become unstable, crash, hang or freeze.

Microsoft Outlook 2013 is the most recent version of Microsoft Outlook – a component of MS Office suite and the most preferred email client across the globe. This is the right way to set up your IMAP account in Outlook 2013.

MS Outlook supports IMAP/POP3 and Exchange accounts, thereby enabling you configure your Gmail, Yahoo! Moreover, you can set up multiple email accounts on Outlook to access your mailboxes right from your desktop. On the POP and IMAP Account Settings window, specify the required information, and then click More Settings option. However, Outlook 2013 and Office 365 users face synchronization issues with IMAP and fail to access their mailbox items.

When it comes to Outlook, it mainly appears to affect messages that download images from the Internet, so a workaround is to disable the exceptions for the option to automatically download images as shown below: However, note that this setting doesn’t apply to messages which already got permissions to download their linked images from the Internet.

If Outlook still crashes then, you can uninstall the update via Windows Update in Control Panel.

The version of Outlook that you are using doesn’t seem to matter and other applications may also be affected.

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