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    Outlook 2k and Win XP

    I'm running O2K pro (sp1) on windows XP pro. Everything seems to run fine except for outlook, which when replying to messages locks up for a good 10 minutes. Even when there are no other app's running. It does eventually sort itself out but it is damn annoying. Any Idea's? Cheers.

    PS, I've noticed a few people saying that Nero doesn't work properly, I'm using v5.5.5.1 as well as clone cd 3.0.5.1 and they both work a treat. Maybe try the free upgrades and see how they fare.

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    Re: Outlook 2k and Win XP

    Just out of curiosity, are you running Norton Antivirus 2002? Symantec will deny it endlessly but the new method of handling email in Outlook (actually all mail clients) is rather piggish. Even if it's not Norton, try disabling email scanning and leave the on-demand scanner running, which will catch any nasties if your try to launch them.

    Practice safe email <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> of course and watch out for those attachments anyway!
    -Mark

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    Re: Outlook 2k and Win XP

    When was the last time you "Compressed" your PST file?
    And how large is it?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Outlook 2k and Win XP

    are you replying to html messages and do they have a lot of graphics? they are rendered in word as windows graphics and need converted to jpg. something changed in the jpg rendering engine to slow it down.

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    Re: Outlook 2k and Win XP

    Ok, I don't use Norton AV, I use TrendMicro corporate and it works a dream. My .pst file isn't compressed but it is only 247Mb, I tend to purge my email on quite a regular basis. One thing though is that we do use HTML email here in the office, but this behaviour does also happen when I'm replying to plain text or rtf emails as well. On saying that though, we only have a tiny signature file attached to our emails, buit it was rendered in word, Reckon that could be the prob?

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    Re: Outlook 2k and Win XP

    I used the wrong word, it should have been "Compacted"

    From the help section in Outlook 2002.

    Reduce the size of a data file
    A data file is a Personal Folders file (.pst). If you delete items from a data file, the size of the file will not change unless you compact the file. Compacting the file might take several minutes.

    On the File menu, click Data File Management.
    Click the data file that you want to compact, and then click Settings.
    Click Compact Now.
    Note When you compact a .pst file, you do not have to exit Outlook.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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