Complete Guide To Making Outlook Faster (Than Molasses)

Complete Guide To Making Outlook Faster (Than Molasses)

If you are stuck using Microsoft Outlook to send those TPS reports at work, you’ve already experienced just how painfully slow it can get—but with a few quick tips you can make it usable again.

Install Service Pack 2 (or later)

The 2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 2 (SP2) [Microsoft]

Download Complete IMAP Items (Like POP Does)

using IMAP to access your Gmail

Force Outlook 2007 to Download Complete IMAP Items [How-To Geek]

Setup Auto-Archive to Clean Your Mailbox

Configure AutoArchive In Outlook 2007 [How-To Geek]

Compact Your Personal Folders (PST) File

Quick Tip: Easily Compact Outlook Data Files [How-To Geek]

Run the Inbox Repair Tool

Fix Your Broken Outlook Personal Folders (PST) File [How-To Geek]

Disable Outlook’s RSS Feature

Make Outlook Stop Using Internet Explorer’s RSS Feeds [How-To Geek]

Save Attachments (So You Can Delete the Messages)

OutlookAttachView Lets You Save All File Attachments

Use the Mailbox Cleanup Wizard

Quickly Clean Your Inbox in Outlook 2003/2007 [How-To Geek]

Disabling Plugins Can Seriously Speed Things Up

Make Outlook Faster by Disabling Unnecessary Add-Ins [How-To Geek]


  • Before you start on any of those, empty your Deleted Items, Junk Folder and maybe even your Sent Items.

    Or you could start with a fresh new PST file for your outlook. Just rename the old one to something else and open Outlook to create a fresh new Outlook. Then just back up your old PST file.

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