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Attachments in Outlook 2K take a really long time

Hello everyone,

One of my users is experiencing a problem with attachments in Outlook 2000. Whenever she wants to attach a file to her message, it takes a painfully long time (about 2-5 minutes) for the message to be sent. Of course, she is unable to use Outlook during that time.

I tried this with attachments as small as 15K. The connection type is cable modem, OS is Windows 2000 Pro SP2+SRP1+other patches. It's a P3 with 256MB RAM. During the time the message hangs, there is no CPU or memory activity. She is connected to an Exchange 2000 server through Outlook, and she doesn't have any problems downloading messages or sending out messages with no attachments. All other users have no such problems with any of their messages.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Nik


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MS Outlook mailbox is taking a really long time to synchronize.
 
Network Environment:
 
We have 5 offices that make up our company and network. We have 2 offices in Alabama and 3 offices in Georgia. The majority of our servers are located in Birmingham, AL including our MS Exchange Server 2003. Most of the Georgia users logon to our terminal server that is located in Birmingham to work and check email, but some of the Georgia user work from their local desktop.
 
The problem is that when some of the Georgia users work from their local desktop and open MS Outlook it takes a really really long time for the mailbox to update/synchronize. If you look in the system tray, the Outlook sync icon almost never goes away. The mailbox syncs about 60% and then seems to get stuck. I also disable cache mode and this still didn’t seem to fix problem. This isn’t the case with everyone though. As far as I know it is only happening to 2 people so I don’t think it is a bandwidth issue. I think it maybe something specific to their account or mailbox. When these 2 users logon to our terminal server located in Birmingham they don’t have this problem.
 
I would appreciate any help or suggestions.

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I upgraded from Office 2003 to 2007 and love it but one big issue:

When I start Outlook it almost freezes for a few minutes as it downloads
e-mail and then sorts them into the various categories I have set up (around
30). During this whole process I cannot access Outlook and just have to wait
even after in says 'Download Complete'. This can take ten minutes when I have
100+ e-mails.

With the previous version I could access Outlook whilt it was downloading.

I would be really grateful for any suggestions.

Thanks you.

Mark

I upgraded from Office 2003 to 2007 and love it but one big issue:

When I start Outlook it almost freezes for a few minutes as it downloads
e-mail and then sorts them into the various categories I have set up (around
30). During this whole process I cannot access Outlook and just have to wait
even after in says 'Download Complete'. This can take ten minutes when I have
100+ e-mails.

With the previous version I could access Outlook whilt it was downloading.

I would be really grateful for any suggestions.

Thanks you.

Mark

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spreadsheet attached, the spreadsheet takes a really long time to
load. The document appears, but the cursor sort of freezes as stuff
goes on in the background. She says that this has just started
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Hello,

I've noticed this in Outlook 2007 (fully patched) but not in 2003. When I
receive an e-mail with a link - it takes a VERY long time to open that link.
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instantly - just in Outlook 2007 this seems to be a problem. I've seen it
on a lot of PCs so it isn't just my copy of Outlook 2007. Is there a
registry entry I can change?

Thanks

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1. Every time I try to open any attachment it takes forever to open (up to
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2. Every time I try to open an attachment that is a word document it changes
the resolution on my screen to 800x600 pixels. This only happens with word
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3. Sometimes when I try to save an attachment it will say initializing the
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disabled the outgoing email scan feature in my Antivirus software (Avast) and
have also completely disabled the program as well to rule out the antivirus
program. I have bypassed the router and tried connecting to the internet
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possibly be the cause of this? The only difference between my home and my
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blackberry. I know attachments are in the mailbox but not showing for some
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--
Dipti

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and we use the Outlook Client to access our "Beehive" Mail Server. This only
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is client software. When we receive pdf attachment from a particular company,
we can not see those attachment in outlook but can find them in OWA and in
blackberry. I know attachments are in the mailbox but not showing for some
reason in outlook. Can any one please tell me how to fix this issue? Thanks.
--
Dipti

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is client software. When we receive pdf attachment from a particular company,
we can not see those attachment in outlook but can find them in OWA and in
blackberry. I know attachments are in the mailbox but not showing for some
reason in outlook. Can any one please tell me how to fix this issue? Thanks.
--
Dipti

Hi, hope this is the right thread to post this in, but at my work we are using a ms exchange 2003 server here at our corp. headcourters.

we are trying to find a way, if possible, to share email attachments between us and our out of state offices as the vpn takes a really long time to download the attachments.

we will be setting up a file share sever that will distribute stored files to both servers to keep both servers in sync between both offices fairly soon and were wondering if we could store the attachments there, but would rather use the exhange server if possible.

any information on the topic, solutions, ideas, or where the attachments are stored on the server would be great.

thanks for your help in advance.

Hi,

Whenewer we open a attachemt in outlook, it displays a warning box saying
"You should only open attachments from a trustworthy source"

Would you like to open the file or save it to your computer?

and displays a checkbox saying " Always ask before opening this type of file".

Even if we uncheck the check box the warning keep displaying the same.

Is there any way can we avoid this warning ?

And after we click on open to open the attachments it gives another error
"Power point can't read C:documents and settings%username%local
settingsfilename.ppt"

I learnt that this is happening due to some new patch blocking the temporary
outlook folder in "Temporarary internet files" .

I found some solution in a KB. It says

1. Using REGEDIT.EXE locate the following key:
My
ComputerHKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice*Versio nOutlookSecurity
* Depending on your version you may have to modify that path after the
"Office" key. You may have folders 8.0, 9.0, 10.0, 11.0, use the highest
number. This is probably the version that you use.

2. Modify the Key "OutlookSecureTempFolder", by replacing "Temporary
Internet Files" with "Temp". For example:

OLD VALUE: C:Documents and SettingsusernameLocal SettingsTemporary
Internet FilesOLK177 (you may have different number than 177)

NEW VALUE: C:Documents and SettingsusernameLocal SettingsTempOLK177

3. Restart Microsoft Outlook.

Above solution works. but thie problem keeps occuring for several users. Its
dificult to make changes in all users dektops.

Is there any other solution wich will avoid or fix this problem.

Thanks in advance

I can't open attachments in Outlook 2003 and get a Attachment Security
Warning message WARNING! This file may contain a virus that can be harmful to
your computer. You must save this file to disk before it can be opened. It
is important to be VERY certain that this file is safe before you open it. I
get the open to Save to Disk and Cancel. I've also added the Level1Remove
registry key with access to the attachments I want to be able to open.

Is there another way to fix this?


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