I started using Outlook 2003 for email (I don't use any of its other capabilities). I've avoided Outlook until now because I saw no advantage that would offset the tremendous overhead. But Outlook 2003 has some very cool features - creating and editing in Word is GREAT, the SPAM filter is GREAT.
I have been using Windows 2000 Small Business Server and Office 2003 on a new hard disk for a month.
I am doing nothing fancy other than customizing the toolbars.
There have not been any viruses found by the latest AVG, AdAware, or Spybot.
Word became unusable.
It started when cut/paste or drag within an email (or sometimes a non-email document) would occasionally trigger a fault in Word.
Then it became more frequent.
Last night any changes or attempt to save would cause a fault.
There was no change after I followed instructions to remove TMP files, modify the registry, etc.
I did "repair/reinstall" Office 11.
Hooray! It works!
I sent 4 emails this afternoon - simple stuff.
Then Word in Outlook stopped working!
Any new email will disappear as soon as I type anything in the address or the body.
Any reply disappears after about 1 or 2 seconds.
THIS IS DAMN DEPRESSING!
I am preparing myself to deal with reformatting my hard disk and reloading everything and then tweaking it all.
I HATE THIS!
This is not acceptable performance!
The CIO Magazine satisfaction survey had Microsoft in the bottom ten vendors - 16%!
Please help me with this Outlook problem if you can. I would love to avoid reloading everything.