Monday, November 18, 2013

What To Do When Outlook 2010 Is Slow And Unresponsive?

Many of us are using the Outlook 2010 program with IMAP server for the email service with Gmail. You may have noticed that the Outlook program is very slow and can become unresponsive for a specific period while using. You need not worry, as there are a few steps, which you can implement to ensure a good quality of service while using the Google Apps or Gmail through the Outlook 2010 program with the IMAP server. The steps to do this without encountering any Outlook problems are explained below.


To get rid of Outlook becoming unresponsive issue, you will have to unsubscribe from the Gmail ‘All Mail’ folder. The steps to do this are explained below.

  • Removing the subscription to the Google All Mail folder will give the program some relief as with this enabled, everything in Gmail will be synced twice. To unsubscribe the All Mail, click on the inbox folder of the account for which you like to unsubscribe.
  • At the top of the Microsoft ribbon in the Outlook 2010 program, click on the Folder tab.
  • In the middle of the ribbon, you can find IMAP folders. Click on it
  • Change the middle box. To do this, click on All, select Subscribed and click on query.
  • Select the All Mail folder and click on the Unsubscribe button. You can do this to as many folders as you wish to unsubscribe.
  • Ensure that you disable Outlook program’s feature that saves mails in the sent folder. Gmail already does this and when you have both these enabled, it creates duplicates of the sent messages.
  • Click on the File menu in the Outlook 2010 program.
  • Click on Account Settings and select Account Settings again.
  • Select the account that you would like to change and click on Change. After that, select More Settings in the box that appears.
  • Under the tab labeled Sent Items, select the option that says Do not save copies of sent items.

By following these simple and easy to follow steps, you will be able to make the Outlook program run faster. If you follow these steps carefully, you will be able to fix the issue without getting any Outlook problems. If you have any more doubts regarding these steps, you can refer to the Outlook help module in the official Microsoft web site. 

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