Outlook 2003 is going nuts, repair has made it worse


I don't know if there has been an update that affected Outlook 2003 in the
last two weeks but my copy is going nuts. First I noticed that my filtering,
emplying deleted folder, calendar notifications were not working. Then I
tried to add a calendar appt and it did NOTHING. From the Calendaring forum
they recommended I clear cache which I did, I then was told that my form was
bad when trying to add an appt, so I cleared forms, now it tells me that it
can not load forms. Then suddenly I get a message when I execute Outlook
that my "inbox assistant can not be displayed due to an unexpected error" ...
I have tried running the find and fix repair through Control Panel but it
does not help. In fact each time I run it something new seems to happen.
Oh, I forgot to mention that my Maxtor external backup suddenly says there is
an 'internal error' when trying to back up my PST files each night so it has
not been backed up for almost 2 weeks. I do have the Add-on to do daily
backups of my PST files to My Documents so it can be backed up to my external
hard drive.

Question: Is there anywhere to download a current Outlook 2003 program to
do a complete install (one with all the updates)? If so, how can I get my
hands on it?


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Approx. 1 week ago Outlook stopped receiving email. There were no error
codes. It just quit receiving. No problem sending email. I have Outlook
2003 ~ Windows XP Media Edition 2002. Have checked my settings for email
under Tools and have tested same. Everything checks out as correct. I have
closed out my email and re-entered all the info. three times. I have
disengaged Norton's scanning of incoming and outgoing email. Nothing I do
makes any difference. I have a Yahoo email address. Email is going to that
address, but it does not come to Outlook, even though the indicator at the
lower right hand side of the screen tells me Outlook is receiving email. One
exception: Some junk mail has come through to Outlook even though regular
email does not. Please, can someone help me? I have tried every source I
can find. I even contacted CenTel (my ISP). The technician did not have a
clue. He referred me to Outlook where I might able to get help ~ for a fee.




I cannot get to Accounts via Tools in Outlook 2003 tool bar. Tools option is
missing. I have attempted restore and repair, reinstall from original Office
2003 distribution disk, and nothing has worked. How do I restore the Tools
option? My ISP has been changed (telecom merger) and I cannot get to
Accounts to change my Incoming and Outgoing addresses, i.e, I currently can
only get to my email via Webmail and that truly sucks.




Since the October updates were installed to our test systems yesterday
(WSUS) we have been seeing that Outlook 2003 is experiencing slow downs when
accessing PST files. We are running: Windows XP SP2, Office 2003, Dell
hardware (various models).

When attempting to browse through any PST files (local or network - yes,
network is not supported) Outlook reports back with "Outlook is preparing
the requested view" and hangs for anywhere from 30 seconds to several
minutes. It does eventually display folder contents but very slowly. After
having viewed a specific folder it doesn't experience any slow down when
attempting to browse it again until Oultook 2003 is restarted.

I am starting to go through and uninstall the Office related patches one by
one and testing after each reboot. So far I have uninstalled the below:

- Security Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 (KB973705)
- Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter (KB974771)

Unfortunately, uninstalling these patches have not made any difference. I
will go ahead and remove the below also and test:

Security Update for Microsoft Office 2003 (KB974554)
Security Update for Microsoft Office 2003 (KB972580)

Appreciate any feedback from others who may have noticed the same issue and
possibly found the cause/fix. Thanks.




Since the October updates were installed to our test systems yesterday
(WSUS) we have been seeing that Outlook 2003 is experiencing slow downs when
accessing PST files. We are running: Windows XP SP2, Office 2003, Dell
hardware (various models).

When attempting to browse through any PST files (local or network - yes,
network is not supported) Outlook reports back with "Outlook is preparing
the requested view" and hangs for anywhere from 30 seconds to several
minutes. It does eventually display folder contents but very slowly. After
having viewed a specific folder it doesn't experience any slow down when
attempting to browse it again until Oultook 2003 is restarted.

I am starting to go through and uninstall the Office related patches one by
one and testing after each reboot. So far I have uninstalled the below:

- Security Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 (KB973705)
- Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter (KB974771)

Unfortunately, uninstalling these patches have not made any difference. I
will go ahead and remove the below also and test:

Security Update for Microsoft Office 2003 (KB974554)
Security Update for Microsoft Office 2003 (KB972580)

Appreciate any feedback from others who may have noticed the same issue and
possibly found the cause/fix. Thanks.




Since the October updates were installed to our test systems yesterday
(WSUS) we have been seeing that Outlook 2003 is experiencing slow downs when
accessing PST files. We are running: Windows XP SP2, Office 2003, Dell
hardware (various models).

When attempting to browse through any PST files (local or network - yes,
network is not supported) Outlook reports back with "Outlook is preparing
the requested view" and hangs for anywhere from 30 seconds to several
minutes. It does eventually display folder contents but very slowly. After
having viewed a specific folder it doesn't experience any slow down when
attempting to browse it again until Oultook 2003 is restarted.

I am starting to go through and uninstall the Office related patches one by
one and testing after each reboot. So far I have uninstalled the below:

- Security Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 (KB973705)
- Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter (KB974771)

Unfortunately, uninstalling these patches have not made any difference. I
will go ahead and remove the below also and test:

Security Update for Microsoft Office 2003 (KB974554)
Security Update for Microsoft Office 2003 (KB972580)

Appreciate any feedback from others who may have noticed the same issue and
possibly found the cause/fix. Thanks.




Send email immediate when Outlook 2003 is closed?

I'm broadband so I'm always connected to the net but Outlook is
usually closed during the day except when I specifically want to
receive and reply to email. Of course I also send email when Outlook
is open, but sometimes I want to send email when Outlook is not
running, e.g.:

1) Sometimes I send and email from a shortcut on my desktop, e.g.
shortcut URL =

2) Some websites use a webform but others have a link, e.g. "Contact
Us" which will launch a new Outlook Compose email window just like the
shortcut #1 above.

3) Outlook doesn't do UseNet, and sometimes when I'm using my UseNet
newsreader I will want to reply by email instead of post a UseNet
reply. My newsreader, Forte Agent, is configured to use MAPI (Outlook)
to send an email message so it launches a new Outlook compose email
message, like #1 & #2 above.

The thing is outgoing Outlook email messages created in the three
examples above are not sent right away if Outlook is not running. They
go to the Outlook Outbox, and are not actually sent until I start up
Outlook.

Is there a way to configure Outlook to send these messages immediately
without actually starting up Outlook (even if it means starting
outlook in the background, but closing it back down upon successful
send, and not doing anything else like retrieving email messages etc.)

Obviously, even when Outlook is not running, it (or Windows) is
"listening" and in the above 3 cases it realizes I want to use Outlook
to compose an email message, so why can't it send the message?

Possibly related or not to my question what does the

"Schedule an automatic send/receive every x minutes" check box really
do, i.e.:

Tools / Options / Mail Setup / Send Receive / Send Receive Groups /

"Schedule an automatic send/receive every x minutes" check box

John "J.J." Jackson




I have several send/receive groups defined and Outlook 2003 is ignoring them.  It is downloading email from accounts that it has been told not to.  I've double and triple checked my settings and I'm sure they are correct.  Does anyone have any help to offer me?  Thanks




For the past three years, I have used Outlook 2003 as my email client.
I have one copy on my home machine and one copy on my portable. The
home machine works great and can send and receive on Comcast high speed
cable. But when I use my portable when traveling, Outlook 2003 is not
able to send email; it can receive but not send. I have seen tens of
threads reporting the same problem over the years but no one has ever
posted the definitive solution or even explanation.

I've followed the Comcast FAQ's to the letter, tried numerous
variations such as changing ports (587 is one a Comcast FAQ suggested)
and other variations suggested in posts on various boards. Still no
solution. The same two error messages always come back:

"...The server was found but no response..."

"..Outlook could not connect to the outgoing mail server..."

I currently use Comcast webmail when on the road, but I sure would like
to be able to us Outlook when traveling. Any ideas?




i want to setup my yahoo mail account so i can send and recieve through
outlook 2003. is there anyway possible to do it?




Outlook 2003 is responding very slwoly and takes a long time to move between
emails.




Is this the latest version?

At first I wanted to stay with Eudora but after using this I can understand
why Eudora is no longer beign sold in stores. Although it was my first pop3
client, Outlook 2003 is many times better. However I do miss Pure Voice.
But most did not use this, and most will not (because of the advent of cell
phones). But then again Pure Voice was nice for sending voice mails to
overseas people.

John

--
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth,
where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break
in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven,
where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not
break in and steal (Matt 6:19-20).




i want to setup my yahoo mail account so i can send and recieve through
outlook 2003. is there anyway possible to do it?




For the past three years, I have used Outlook 2003 as my email client.
I have one copy on my home machine and one copy on my portable. The
home machine works great and can send and receive on Comcast high speed
cable. But when I use my portable when traveling, Outlook 2003 is not
able to send email; it can receive but not send. I have seen tens of
threads reporting the same problem over the years but no one has ever
posted the definitive solution or even explanation.

I've followed the Comcast FAQ's to the letter, tried numerous
variations such as changing ports (587 is one a Comcast FAQ suggested)
and other variations suggested in posts on various boards. Still no
solution. The same two error messages always come back:

"...The server was found but no response..."

"..Outlook could not connect to the outgoing mail server..."

I currently use Comcast webmail when on the road, but I sure would like
to be able to us Outlook when traveling. Any ideas?




Outlook 2003 is responding very slowly (but not other applications). Takes
10-20 seconds to switch between email messages or if changing folders.




Outlook 2003 is preparing the requested view is coming up for users and
causing outlook to slow down. Any way of removing this problem?

Thanks in advance
Rich




Hi All,

Outlook 2003 is crashing while browsing the mails.
It is updated with the latest microsoft updates.
I have tried Detect and repair, and re-installing IE8.
In the event viewer, I get following message,

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Microsoft Office 11
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1000
Description:
Faulting application outlook.exe, version 11.0.8217.0, stamp 480f95d9,
faulting module mshtml.dll, version 8.0.6001.18783, stamp 4a0a5789, debug? 0,
fault address 0x000031d1.

Could you please suggest how to resolve this issue? If this is not the right
place to ask, can you please point me to one?

Thanks,
Astute Learner




Outlook 2003 is preparing the requested view is coming up for users and
causing outlook to slow down. Any way of removing this problem?

Thanks in advance
Rich




Outlook 2003 is responding very slwoly and takes a long time to move between
emails.




Outlook 2003 is responding very slowly (but not other applications). Takes
10-20 seconds to switch between email messages or if changing folders.