Send and Receive Slow in Microsoft® Outlook
Why do you get slow sending and receiving messages in Microsoft Outlook?
Microsoft Outlook is an efficient e-mail client program which can be used for creating, sending, managing and receiving your e-mail messages. You may get some issues with this application. One among these issues is Microsoft Outlook getting slow while sending or receiving e-mails. This issue may come as a result of some software program like antivirus running in system background. Rules in your Microsoft Outlook application may sometimes create slow downs for both incoming as well as outgoing mails. The background compaction feature of this application may also result in this issue.
Here are some ways to resolve the issue of Microsoft Outlook getting slow while sending or receiving e-mails:
- Turn off unwanted programs
- Simplify rules
- Empty temporary file
Turn off Unwanted Programs
Some programs running in the system may result in the issue of Microsoft Outlook getting slow while sending or receiving e-mails. These programs may include virus scanning and program updating etc. These programs utilize the system resources and get total system performance degraded. You can try turning off or disabling such programs to get this issue fixed.
Another way to resolve this issue is to simplify rules. The Microsoft Outlook application re-loads the user-defined rules each time you open a message in it. If these rules increase in amount, then Microsoft Outlook may get slow while sending or receiving e-mails. To simplify rules, go to 'Tools' in Microsoft Outlook. Then, scroll through the rules list and remove all outdated or redundant rules from the list to get the issue fixed.
Empty Temporary File
As 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. When such files increase in amount, they may result in this issue. You can try removing these temporary files to get the issue resolved. To do this, go to 'Run' prompt from 'Start' menu and type '%temp%' in the text box. You can then see the Temporary file folder where you need to select all files. Then, press 'Shift' and 'Delete' keys together to get all these files removed.
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