Windows Mail - Create Mail - new e-mail window freezes

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Spud McFeebie, May 13, 2007.

  1. Windows Vista, Windows Mail...

    When I click Create Mail the new e-mail message frame opens but freezes
    before it finishes loading.

    I suspect the problem is rooted in the application it is trying to use to
    create the new e-mail (For example: XP Office Word, Office 2003 Word or a
    basic text editor like Word Pad). These apps do run correctly independently
    of Windows Mail.

    The other reason I suspect this is the problem is in Windows Mail if I click
    Tools\Options\Compose, Windows Mail also freezes.

    In addition to any other suggestions on how to resolve this issue, is there
    any other way to change the default e-mail text editor in Windows Mail
    without being able to access the Compose tab in Windows Mail? A registry key

    Thank you in advance for your help.

    Spud McFeebie, May 13, 2007
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  2. No, you can't change the text editor in Windows Mail.

    A few people have reported unusual slowness with some Windows Mail
    functions. A couple of those say they got temporary relief by opening
    Windows Calendar from within Windows Mail, and then closing Windows

    You might also try temporarily uninstalling your antivirus program, just
    to see if that makes a difference.

    Gary VanderMolen
    Gary VanderMolen, May 13, 2007
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  3. Gary...

    Thank you for your reply. Unfortunately your suggestions didn't work but I
    did figure out the problem - too many contacts. As soon as I deleted many of
    the contacts the problem disappeared.

    Plus, after I deleted a large portion of the old e-mail it ran even better.

    Perhaps too many addresses and too much e-mail is causing other problems
    that are posted here as well.

    I thought this post might help others that may be trying to resolve unusual
    Windows Mail issues.

    Spud McFeebie, May 14, 2007
  4. Thanks for the feedback.
    Windows Mail seems to be overly burdened down when the number of
    contacts gets large.
    Also, it is never a good idea to accumulate large quantities of mail in
    the standard system folders (Inbox, Sent Items, etc.).

    Gary VanderMolen
    Gary VanderMolen, May 14, 2007
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