Outlook 2007 Hangs While Sending/Receiving E-mails
Microsoft Outlook 2007 is the latest e-mail client program which has been included within Microsoft Office suite. The application has been designed to work as an independent personal information manager. You can use it as an Internet mail client or can conjunct with the Microsoft Exchange Server. The application is useful for different tasks like e-mailing, scheduling, task management, etc. You can use it for managing documents or files, contacts, and e-mails etc. However, it is possible that you face some issues while using Outlook applications for sending or receiving e-mails. You may find that the application is taking more time to send or receive e-mails. It may also hang and you may not be able to complete the e-mailing tasks with this. There may be a number of reasons behind the issue. It may come as a result of improper Internet connection, problems with registry settings, etc.
Here are some tips to fix Microsoft Outlook 2007 hang on send and receive e-mails issue:
- Verify Internet connection
- Change the registry value
- Check the antispam or antivirus scanner
Verify Internet Connection
It is possible that the system is not properly connected to Internet. It may result in the Microsoft Outlook 2007 hang on send and receive e-mails issue. To verify the Internet connection, you need to open the Internet browser and type in the URL of any website. If you can successfully open websites, then it means that the Internet is working fine. However, if you are unable to do so, then you need to contact the Internet Service Provider (ISP) and get the problem rectified.
Change the Registry Value
It is possible that due to some corruption in the system registry, Microsoft Outlook 2007 may hang during sending or receiving e-mails. You need to check the system registry and remove registry errors to fix the issue. To do this, you need to type 'regedit' on the 'Run' box and open the 'Registry Editor'. If the system is connected to 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.
Check the Antispam or Antivirus Scanner
Another possible reason that leads to Microsoft Outlook 2007 getting hanged while sending or receiving e-mails includes the antispam or antivirus software enabled in your system, scanning your incoming and outgoing e-mail. This is done to avoid any infection coming in your system through some e-mails. However, it may take some time to scan each incoming or outgoing e-mail in the Microsoft Outlook 2007. You can try disabling the e-mail scanning features of the software to fix the issue.