Fix Microsoft® Outlook 2003 Slow Sending/Receiving Issue
Outlook 2003 is a fast e-mail client program which can be use for sending and receiving e-mails. But, it is possible to have problems with Outlook 2003. One of these issues includes Outlook 2003 taking much time to send or receive messages. This can be due to many reasons. It may come as a result of some rules enabled in Outlook 2003 that check for both incoming and outgoing mails. The issue can come as a result of some unwanted programs like virus checker running in Outlook 2003. It may also come due to some temporary files residing in the system.
Here are some ways to resolve the issue of slow sending and receiving messages in Outlook 2003:
- Simplify Rules
- Turn off Unwanted Programs
- Empty Temporary Files
Another way to resolve the issue of slow sending and receiving messages in Outlook 2003 is to simplify rules. The Outlook application will re-load the user-defined rules each time you open a message in it. If these rules increase in amount, then you may get bad Outlook performance. To simplify rules, you need to hit 'Tools' menu of Outlook first. Then, you need to scroll through the rules list and remove all outdated or redundant rules from the list to get the issue fixed.
Turn off Unwanted Programs
It is possible that some programs running in the system cause issue of slow sending and receiving messages in Outlook 2003. These programs may include virus scanning and program updating files. Some of these programs may be unwanted. These programs utilize system resources and get total system performance degraded. You can try turning off or disabling such programs at the e-mail sending or receiving time of Outlook to get the issue fixed.
Empty Temporary Files
When you use the system for a long time, it gets filled with a number of unwanted files called temporary files. These files are included in the system as a result of some partial downloads or installations. If these files increase in amount, they may result in slow sending and receiving messages in Outlook 2003. You can try removing these temporary files to get the issue resolved. To do this, you need to just hit 'Run' from the 'Start' menu and type "%temp%" in the text box. You can then see the Temporary file ion where you need to select all files. Then, just press 'Shift' and 'Delete' keys together to get all these files removed.
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