Microsoft® Outlook 2010 Runs Slow
What are the reasons due to which Microsoft Outlook 2010 runs slow? Discuss ways to increase the speed of Microsoft Outlook 2010.
Microsoft Outlook 2010 is a tool included in Microsoft Office 2010 software package. It helps users to manage various e-mail accounts on a single platform. Users faces slowdown issue while working with Microsoft Outlook 2010. The application cannot possess the same speed that is provided while managing the POP3 e-mails with other servers. The slowdown issue of Microsoft Outlook 2010 also occurs when PST file size increases. The other reasons due to which Microsoft Outlook 2010 application runs slow are the lack of some update options in the software, more amounts of data in the software, presence of infected files in inbox folders, some settings in Microsoft Outlook etc.
Following are some ways to increase the speed of Microsoft Outlook 2010:
- Reduce PST file size
- Reduce attachment size in e-mail accounts
- Alternative ways to improve speed
Reduce PST file size
The Personal Storage Table or the PST files are the files that store the archived items in the application. The files are in the .pst format. These files exist even if the user deletes the original file from the application folder. Thus, an increase in the size of these PST files can cause slowdown issues in Microsoft Outlook 2010. Certain tools are there for compressing PST folders. They enable the compression without any data loss. Thus, user can increase the speed of Microsoft Outlook.
Reduce attachment size in e-mail accounts
The bulk amount of data in various e-mail accounts in Microsoft Outlook platform also causes the application to get slowed down. The user should control the amount of data through various techniques. The attachments size should be reduced over Microsoft Outlook by removing them from e-mails and storing in other areas outside the e-mail clients. The removal can be done by right clicking on e-mail attachment and then saving to another location.
Certain tools can increase the speed of Microsoft Outlook 2010. The user should install only the trusted ones. The spam and other unwanted e-mails should be limited by using the perfect filters. Manage Microsoft Outlook 2010 with the latest updates and also install the complete files for the application from Microsoft websites. The other tips to increase the speed are delete the unwanted messages, archive old e-mails, compact personal files etc.
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