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Mail processing VERY slow [message #278627] Mon, 03 March 2008 08:08 Go to next message
Knot2Brite  is currently offline Knot2Brite
Messages: 13
Registered: August 2006
Junior Member
Hi,

I use Outlook 2003. All of my email is sorted by Rule and have been for
years. New, non routine, email goes into the Inbox, everything else, sorted
by Rule goes into unread mail. During working hours only the Inbox gets read.

Within the past month, the time from Download through sorting to where I can
do ANYTHING with Outlook has increased 500%. 100% of the program is consumed
with the mail downloading and sorting into Inbox and Unread.

This follows years of speedy work using the same computer. It is a program
rather than computer issue (Dell ran some tests and the computer meets
original specs) I reinstalled after Detect and Repair didn't improve things,
but it is still SLOW.

Do you have any idea which setting I may have gummed up?

Thanks

Bob
Re: Mail processing VERY slow [message #278631] Mon, 03 March 2008 08:31 Go to previous message
Knot2Brite  is currently offline Knot2Brite
Messages: 13
Registered: August 2006
Junior Member
Thank you neo, you got me thinking this slowing may have begun when I
converted my NOD32 from 2.7 to version 3.

Thanks again

"neo [mvp outlook]" wrote:

> I would start looking in the area of this...
>
> 1) real-time antivirus scanning of the pst (this is bad, and i would disable
> it real-time scanning of this file type.)
>
> 2) 3rd party programs that integrate with outlook
>
> This list isn't inclusive, but I would look at things like PDA, Fax, Desktop
> Search, .etc.
>
> 3) How big is the PST file? How many items are in the default folders like
> Inbox, Calendar, Contacts, Sent Items, .etc.?
>
> 4) Is the PST file in good health? (e.g. Have you run the Inbox repair tool
> [scanpst.exe] against it?)
>
> "Knot2Brite" <Knot2Brite@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:AE0D33F5-7D42-4284-B2E0-9D54B77F7133@microsoft.com...
> > Hi,
> >
> > I use Outlook 2003. All of my email is sorted by Rule and have been for
> > years. New, non routine, email goes into the Inbox, everything else,
> > sorted
> > by Rule goes into unread mail. During working hours only the Inbox gets
> > read.
> >
> > Within the past month, the time from Download through sorting to where I
> > can
> > do ANYTHING with Outlook has increased 500%. 100% of the program is
> > consumed
> > with the mail downloading and sorting into Inbox and Unread.
> >
> > This follows years of speedy work using the same computer. It is a program
> > rather than computer issue (Dell ran some tests and the computer meets
> > original specs) I reinstalled after Detect and Repair didn't improve
> > things,
> > but it is still SLOW.
> >
> > Do you have any idea which setting I may have gummed up?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Bob
> >
>
>
>
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