Tech Talk Discuss PC Hardware, Software, Internet and Other Technology

Impossible outlook problem

Old 05-01-06, 12:10 AM
  #1  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: In the ATL
Posts: 6,740
Impossible outlook problem

I use outlook w/ exchange for work but outlook stopped working..

that is - I can start it up if i'm disconnected / offline from exchange. The minute i connect to exchange, outlook syncs for a while, while being extremely slow. Then after 2-3 minutes it just locks up.

I tried reinstalling office, and also waiting for a long time in case it was some syn that needed to complete. Neither worked of course.

Our worthless internal IT dept gave up too.. and I'm 'offsite' so I'm a bit on my own anyway. Any ideas?
ravan is offline  
Old 05-01-06, 02:48 AM
  #2  
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 182
well have you heard of anyone else at your office having the same problem?, if not I would guess that there is some message in your exchange box is corrupted, or at least causing problems. Check for messages with werid symbols, I have seen those cause problems with pop3 accounts. You might have to use the web interface to look through them. Other then that all I could think would be to have them create a new account for you, and/or try a different machine to completely rule that out.
Flyerman85 is offline  
Old 05-01-06, 02:04 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: In the ATL
Posts: 6,740
I use the web interface now to 'survive'.. maybe i should try moving all messaegs to an offline folder .. good idea..
ravan is offline  
Old 05-01-06, 02:08 PM
  #4  
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 182
If have folders you could try moving them and checking to see if that fixes the problem that could narrow down the problem, but you could also have a message overload problem so you might want to have your IT guy archive back dated messages off the system. How many messages are we talking about in your account?
Flyerman85 is offline  
Old 05-01-06, 02:59 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Posts: 16,173
What version of Outlook are you using?

Is it setup to deliver messages to a local PST file or are you trying to sync with an OST file (or in the case of Outlook 2003 - cached mode)?

When you re-installed, did you also create yourself a new outlook profile?

Last edited by 4KRG; 05-01-06 at 03:03 PM.
4KRG is offline  
Old 05-01-06, 05:07 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: In the ATL
Posts: 6,740
Its outlook 2003.. i think i'm using OST and syncing to exchange when online.

I had uhm.. a lot in my inbox (8000+ messages). I just moved all to a PST file and it works now.. Never quite got the hang of the archiving thing, but I guess its the same effect..
ravan is offline  
Old 05-01-06, 07:22 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Posts: 16,173
Originally Posted by ravan
Its outlook 2003.. i think i'm using OST and syncing to exchange when online.
If you are remote a lot, you might want to try cached exchange mode

I had uhm.. a lot in my inbox (8000+ messages).


I just moved all to a PST file and it works now.. Never quite got the hang of the archiving thing, but I guess its the same effect..
makes sense, glad you got it. Email is the devil
4KRG is offline  
Old 06-03-06, 10:35 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: In the ATL
Posts: 6,740
Well it came back.. even with just a few..

However I fixed. .went into the registry and disabled all outlook plugins.. think it was some weird sync issue or something with some app long gone..

tnx all!
ravan is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.