Microsoft® Outlook® 2010 hangs
How to fix the issue when Microsoft Outlook 2010 hangs when sending or receiving e-mails
Microsoft Outlook 2010 is an impeccable application of the Microsoft Office suite, and the features offered by it greatly help us to manage our e-mails and manage a lot of information without any hassles. However, the application might hang and display the message of "Not Responding" when we send or open e-mails. During such situations, we keep on pondering about the methods and ways to fix the problem. We try out numerous ways to overcome the problem. When Outlook 2010 hangs, it hampers our work significantly. So to ensure a smooth and proper functioning of our work, we must know ways to fix the problem.
The following points will tell you why Outlook 2010 hangs and how to fix it:
- Possible reasons
- Remove unwanted files
- How to fix the issues
There are many reasons for Outlook 2010 hanging. It may happen due to the low performance of the computer, which usually results from low RAM and slow processor. So, if you can upgrade the RAM of your computer, it will definitely improve the performance of your system. But, if the problem is not with the system requirements, then it is definitely with the files of Outlook.
Remove unwanted files
When we work with Outlook, we usually store files and documents inside the temporary storage of the application. Outlook can support wide range of files and documents as well. After using the files and documents, we usually delete them from Outlook. But, as a matter of fact, the used files and documents stay with Outlook within a folder. Even after deleting the files they still remain with Outlook, and occupy memory for the same. The files are just tagged as 'deleted', but, actually they are still there in the cache memory. So, due to this accumulation, the performance of Outlook degrades gradually. It hampers the swiftness of the application, and ultimately it gives rise to the situation when Outlook 2010 hangs.
The continuous retention of cache memory degrades the overall performance of Outlook. Therefore, it becomes necessary that we must delete the items and free the space. To accomplish this, we need to trigger the 'Compact Now' feature of Outlook. This feature helps us to delete the items stored in the cache memory permanently. As a result, it releases the free space and clears the cache, and prevents situations which lead to hanging issues in Outlook 2010.
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