How to Fix Microsoft® Outlook 2003 Send/Receive Hanging Issue
You may face some issues with Microsoft Outlook 2003 while you are using it for e-mailing. One of these issues include Microsoft Outlook 2003 send and receive hanging. There may be a number of reasons behind this. It is possible that the system is not properly connected to Internet. It may result in Microsoft Outlook hanging on sending and receiving e-mails. Another possible reason for this includes some antispam or antivirus software enabled in the system. It is possible that some corruptions were made in the system registry. It may result in this issue.
Here is more on ways to resolve Microsoft Outlook 2003 send and receive hanging issue:
- Check Virus Scanner
- Check Internet Connection
- Verify Registry Value
Check Virus Scanner
Some antivirus software may be scanning your incoming and outgoing e-mails. This is done to avoid any infection coming in your system through some e-mails. It may take a long time in scanning each incoming and outgoing mail in Microsoft Outlook. You can try disabling e-mail scanning features of the software to fix Microsoft Outlook 2003 send and receive hanging issue. It is possible to raise the timeout and update the antispam and antivirus program to get the issue fixed.
Check Internet Connection
To verify Internet connection issues, you need to open the Internet browser and type in URLs of any website. If you can successfully get into these websites, then it means that the system has proper Internet connection. If you do not get websites, then you need to contact the Internet Service Provider and get proper Internet connection. You can then get Microsoft Outlook 2003 send and receive hanging issue fixed.
Verify Registry Value
You need to check the system registry and remove registry errors to fix Microsoft Outlook 2003 send and receive hanging issue. To do this, you need to type 'regedit' in the 'Run' box and open 'Registry Editor'. If the system is connected to a modem, then you need to change the value of IPMTU under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE to 576. If the system is connected by DSL, Cable Modem, or LAN on Windows 98, then you need to change the MaxMTU value to 576.
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