Outlook 2003

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  1. Mr J

    Mr J New Member

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    Here at work my Outlook 2003 connects to an exchange server to get mail.

    Thing is every morning it doesn't respond for about 20mins while it's updating folders or whatever it does. I've tried right clicking the taskbar icon and 'cancel server request', several times but it doesn't seem to help.

    After a while it's perfectly useable again.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Cthalupa

    Cthalupa New Member

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    Is it syncing up your address book?
     
  3. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    You should be complaining to your IT department about it - that's not normal.
     
  4. popsnbeer

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    lol...I use outlook 2003 every day and it starts right up in the morning. this is for a company that has many thousands of employees too. It should not take that long.
     
  5. Hate Crime

    Hate Crime Don't Hate OT Supporter

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    Do you store your mail on your local machine or on the exchange server?
     
  6. Chris

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    yeah, if you have a shit ton of mail and calendar events and you are on roaming profile it may take it quite a while to get everything synced up
     
  7. deusexaethera

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    Down at the bottom-right of the window, where it says "Connected", right-click on that and choose "Download headers first, then messages" and "On slow connection, only download headers" from the popup menu that appears.

    Also, make sure that your .PST and .OST files don't have NTFS compression applied to them -- Outlook already compresses the data, there's no benefit to compressing it twice.
     
  8. Mr J

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    Ok, trying this out

    Will let y'all know what happens
     

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