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I am have a problem with my Office Outlook email program.

Customer Question

I am have a problem with my Office Outlook email program. This started about a month ago. The problem is that very often when I attempt to send or receive or delete an email the program does not respond for long periods of time, up to 10 - 15 minutes, to complete the task. It is very frustrating and i'd like to have this fixed.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Email
Expert:  Jess M. replied 8 months ago.

Hi Tony, welcome and thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I am glad to assist you today.

I am very sorry about your issues. Are you using Windows 7, 8 or 10?

Please let me know by replying to me here so that I can help you further.

Best regards,
Jess

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I think it's Windows 7 but how can I be sure?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Jess?
Expert:  Jess M. replied 8 months ago.

Thank you for writing back with that information. There are few reasons or causes for this problem in your Outlook.

Can I remotely access your computer so that I can directly check and fix the problem while you watch?

Secure Remote Assistance is an optional additional service offer with a minimal one-time flat fee regardless of how long it will take me to fix the problem. We can resume any time without additional cost. It is safe as you will be watching your screen and we can chat right there, and it will be a faster mode of help.

Please let me know if you want this remote option.

Best regards,
Jess

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I'd prefer that you walk me thru this.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Hello?
Expert:  Jess M. replied 8 months ago.

I am here!

What do you mean? You want me to give you procedures instead of remote access?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Expert:  Jess M. replied 8 months ago.

Ok. The first thing that you need to do is to DISABLE all plugins in your Outlook.

  1. Open Outlook
  2. Click on File => Options
  3. Click Add-Ins in the lower left panel
  4. Click the GO button
  5. Then UNCHECK all items listed to disable them
  6. Click OK to close
  7. Close Outlook
  8. After 30 to 60 seconds, open Outlook and then test if the problem is gone.

Keep me posted with your results so that I can assist you further.

Best regards,

Jess

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
When I click on File there is nothing that says Options??
Expert:  Jess M. replied 8 months ago.

What version of Excel are you using?

Expert:  Jess M. replied 8 months ago.

It could be Options or Excel Options

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Excel? The problem is with Outlook.
Expert:  Jess M. replied 8 months ago.

I am sorry, I meant Outlook. If you click on File and you do not see Options, please look for Outlook Options instead

Expert:  Jess M. replied 8 months ago.

And tell me what version of Outlook you are using

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
2007; it's part of Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007
Expert:  Jess M. replied 8 months ago.

Thank you for that information. So when you click File, please click on Outlook Options at the bottom part. The follow the rest of the procedures.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I clicked on File and there is no item labeled Outlook Options.
Expert:  Jess M. replied 8 months ago.

What commands do you see when you click File?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
New, Open, Chose All Items, Save As, Save Attachments, Folder, Data File Management, Import and Export, Archive, Page Setup, Print Preview, Print, Work Offline, Exit
Expert:  Jess M. replied 8 months ago.

Thank you for that information.

Please click on Tools menu instead, then locate and click Options... there.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Ok; I'm there. Now what?
Expert:  Jess M. replied 8 months ago.

Were you able to UNCHECK the add-ins as I detailed in the procedures I gave you? If yes, then close Outlook and open it again. Then test if the problem is gone

Expert:  Jess M. replied 8 months ago.

How is it going?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Sorry I had to deal with an emergency at the office; I'm checking now. Be right back to you.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
OK; Step 3 says to: ***** ***** in the lower left panelProblem is that there is no such Add-Ins to click on in the panel that appears when I went into Options.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Are you researching Jess?
Expert:  Jess M. replied 8 months ago.

Tony,

We need to use another approach in this phase. Please do the following:

  1. Close MS Outlook and all other programs especially MS Office programs like Word, Excel, etc
  2. Press the Windows logo key and hold, and then press R. (That is, Windows key + R)
  3. The RUN box shall show up.
  4. In the RUN box, type:

    outlook.exe /safe
  5. Click OK
  6. Outlook will then open in Safe Mode and there please check if the problem is gone.

Keep me posted with your results so that I can assist you further.

Best regards,

Jess