There is slow sending and receiving of emails in Outlook 2003

Slow sending of mails and slow receiving of emails make the work situation onerous. There could be various reasons behind this sluggish performance of Outlook. Have a look.

  • Before you use Microsoft Word to compose a message, close any Word dialog boxes that you are not using.

  • If you use Word as your e-mail editor, you should have at least 128 megabytes (MB) of memory available. To select which e-mail editor you use, in Microsoft Outlook, on the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Mail Format tab. Then, select or clear the Use Microsoft Office Word 2003 to edit e-mail messages check box.

  • Programs that work in the background, such as virus-scanning programs, might slow down Word.

  • If you use Remote Mail, you can screen messages by reviewing the message headers before you download the complete messages.

  • If you use offline folders and typically synchronize all folders, try to synchronize only the folders that you need. Also, because the Deleted Items folder is automatically updated, empty it before you synchronize the folders.

  • Notifications can slow down the speed at which you receive messages.

Any kind of corruption in Outlook mailboxes can cause the slow performance issue and can corrupt the Outlook .PST file. Using a proficient Outlook Repair software you can repair corrupted PST file easily and effectively. It is an output driven tool to retrieve emails from corrupt PST file.