Microsoft® Outlook Running Slow in Windows® 7
What are the reasons of slow working of Microsoft Outlook in Windows 7? How can we fix this issue?
Microsoft Outlook is a part of Microsoft Office suite which is mainly an e-mail application. Microsoft Outlook offers premium business and personal e-mail management tools to many users. Ribbon Interface in Microsoft Outlook is persistent and does not disappear when you remove your mouse from tabs. With the help of file menu in Microsoft Outlook, you status may be changed to backstage view which in turn hides your inbox, calendar, etc. Microsoft Outlook provides a series of quick steps. Quick steps allow you to apply multiple actions to messages or appointments by clicking a button in Quick Step menu. Microsoft Outlook would automatically group the related e-mails into conversations just like email.
Following are the important points related to slow working of Micrososft Outlook in Windows 7:
- Reduce the size of PST files
Slow performance of Microsoft Outlook occurs due to the presence of virus in your system. In order to resolve this problem, you would have to scan your system using a strong Antivirus software to remove viruses. Sometimes, temporary Internet Explorer files would also cause slow down of Microsoft Outlook. Thus you would have to delete all the temporary files in your computer.
Reduce the size of PST files
In Microsoft Outlook, if the size of PST files is large, then it would result in slow performance of Micrososft Outlook in Windows 7. Thus, always try to keep the PST files small and do not let them increase above 1 GB. The large attachments also take up more space in PST, so try to keep such attachments outside PST.
Do not try to run unnecessary add-ins which can slow down Microsoft Outlook. While using Exchange based mail account, you would have to enable Cached Exchange Mode. Be careful while using products such as Windows Desktop Search and Google Desktop Search as these products may negatively affect the performance of Microsoft Outlook in Windows 7 based system.
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