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Send / Receive is very slow in Outlook 2007


Today I will discuss the send /receive function in Microsoft Outlook and in particular why it sometimes runs very slowly.  These suggestions have been tested on Microsoft Outlook 2007 but should also work on Outlook 2010.

1. Disable Outlook Add-ins you no longer use

You need to expand Tools – Trust Center and click the Add-ins tab. Uncheck any add-ins that you no longer use (e.g GoogleDesktop, iTunes etc).

2. Reduce the size of your Outlook personal pst file

Remove any deleted emails you might have and any emails in general you don’t want to keep (especially emails with large attachments).  Once you done this you need to compact the pst file by going to File – Data Management select the file you want to compact and click Compact.

3. Disable all RSS Feeds

Microsoft Outlook 2007 installs by default with a set of RSS Feeds.  If you are not using Outlook for RSS Feeds then it is best to disable them aotherwise resources will be wasted during synchronization.

4. Split your personal pst file

If you have a lot of email accounts coming into Outlook then you might want to consider splitting each email address into its own pst file. Instead of having one very large file you would then have lots of smaller files which would make synchronization much quicker.

If anyone can think of anything I have missed please let me know!!

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