These offline Outlook data files allow the users to continue their work of modifying or managing their email messages etc. even when there is no connectivity with the Exchange Server. All of these data automatically gets synchronized when the connectivity with the server is regained and Outlook is used. When this new file is synchronized the permanently deleted data is also deleted from the server. OST files are the mirror image of user’s mailbox.
Advantages of OST Files: -
- OST files are mirror images i.e., exact copy of user's mailbox data.
- Outlook OST files enable users to work on their email messages and other data in the offline mode.
- Users can make any kind of modification in their email messages, data, other relevant files, etc.
- OST files prove to be very useful in case of downtime i.e, when the server is low. To handle the work in such inevitable situations, OST files prove to be the most easily available tool.