Fixing slow email in Microsoft Outlook

Drew explains how to get rid of emails for good which in turn will speed up your inbox.

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Even though you may be deleting all of your emails on a regular basis and emptying them from the deleted items box, they are still being stored in your system and slowing down your computer. Drew explains how to get rid of them for good which in turn will speed up your inbox.

Even though you may think those emails you deleted from your inbox are gone for good, they are still recoverable by specific software. This means that they are still taking up space on your computer and more importantly, slowing down your inbox. To rid your computer of these already deleted emails, you need to tell your inbox to compact the personal folder file.

Please note: Before starting this process, the process of compacting may take a few hours to complete depending on the size of your data file and it is recommended you don’t use the computer during the process.

Start by opening Microsoft Outlook.

Click on ‘Tools’ in the toolbar at the top and from the dropdown window, click ‘Options’.
You will now have the ‘Options’ window open in the middle of your screen. At the very top of the ‘Options’ window, the second tab in is called ‘Mail Setup’- click on it. Under the third option down, you will see a button called ‘Data Files’- click on it.
This next screen will show you all of your personal file folders setup for your inbox. You should only have one file to select on this screen, so left click on it. If you have more than one, you may have to repeat this process for each file. Now that the file is highlighted, click on the ‘Settings’ button on the right hand side of the window.

The final step in the process is to click on the ‘Compact Now’ button.

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    11th Nov 2012
    Warnings should be given about the extra programs this download adds to your system if you are unaware they will load, there were two in the download, then a further one when the program was loading, spyware is not a plus nor are extra programs that are not needed

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