If you’ve utilized Outlook for decades, you will discover that it slow down and even behave badly. This article will offer you 11 effective tricks to speed up your Outlook.
Some people may have suffered a lot from poor performance of Outlook, such as experiencing an endless and painful waiting, missing an important deal and so on. Now don’t wait any longer! Please swing into actions to rescue your Outlook.
Tip 1: Keep Outlook Updated
If you’re using an outdated Outlook, it will underperform definitely. Therefore, in the first place, you need to ensure that Outlook is allowed to update automatically. Also, you could also update it manually. Go to “File” > “Help” > “Check for Updates”.
Tip 2: Remove Unused Add-ins
Other third party software may install add-ins in Outlook behind your back. Some of them are totally useless and even harmful. Thus you are better off disabling the farfetched add-ins. Go to “File” > “Options” > “Add-ins” > “Go”. In the popup dialog box, remove all but Microsoft add-ins.
Tip 3: Disable RSS Feeds Feature
Another vital factor is RSS Feed. If you never used this feature, it is suggested to disable it. Go to “File” > “Options” > “Advanced”. Finally locate “RSS Feeds” label and unselect two options under it.
Tip 4: Reduce the Published and Shared Calendars
It is known that Outlook acts well in sharing calendars. However, if there are too many published and shared calendars, it will work slowly too. It is recommended that you’d better to keep one or two published and shared calendars only.
Tip 5: Download Complete IMAP Emails
As we all know, IMAP account only download email headers. Once you double click one email, then the entire email contents will be downloaded completely, which will absolutely slow down Outlook. You should make it download entire emails when you synchronize. Selecting the target account in send/receive groups and enable “Download complete item including attachments”.
Tip 6: Use Cached Exchange Mode
When you are using an exchange account, Outlook will need to read data across network, which will take a long time. Hence, in order to speed up this email client, you should use caches exchange mode, such that you can effectively get out the data file from the server and cache it to the local machine. In “Account Settings”, select the exchange account and click “Change” button. In the new window, you can activate the cached exchange mode.
Tip 7: Archive Old Outlook Data
Another key factor is too much data stored in the PST file. Hence, you have to archive old data periodically. You can use “Cleanup” tools and “Auto Archive”.
Tip 8: Save Attachments to Local & Remove Them from Outlook
Except archiving data, it is advisable to save received attachments to local and remove them, which can highly reduce the size of PST file. But if the attachments are in message body, you should turn the message into edit mode at first.
Tip 9: Compact PST File
Furthermore, Outlook also allows us to compact the PST file. Especially after you deleting some items, you have to compact the file to delete them more thoroughly. In “Account Settings”, double click the PST file. In the subsequent dialog box, click “Compact Now”.
Tip 10: Use Scanpst.exe to Repair PST File
If errors occur to PST file, Outlook will behave badly as well. Fortunately, this program comes packed with Scanpst.exe, which aims to fix assorted small glitches in PST file. Thus you can use this tool to repair PST file.
Tip 11: Utilize External Tools to Fix Complicated Errors
However, Scanpst.exe is inclined to fail when encountering complicated errors or seriously damaged PST file. So you can resort to external tools like DataNumen Outlook Repair. It can both fix errors and repair PST file without breaking a sweat.
Shirley Zhang is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including sql recovery and outlook repair software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com