Windows Mail slo-ow

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Rosie, Aug 5, 2007.

  1. Rosie

    Rosie Guest

    It takes half a minute for Windows Mail to open completely - everything else
    with Vista Premium seems (at the moment)OK. How can I speed it up?
    Rosie, Aug 5, 2007
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  2. Rosie

    Rick Rogers Guest


    How many messages are in the inbox? The more there, the longer it is likely
    to take.
    Rick Rogers, Aug 5, 2007
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  3. Rosie

    Ian Betts Guest

    As Rick suggests its probably that you mail folder are getting full. Best to
    open Options from the Tools menu and Advance tab Maintenance button and tick
    the Empty on Close box.


    With patience there is aways a way.

    Please Reply to Newsgroup so all can read.
    Requests for assistance by email can not and will be deleted.
    Ian Betts, Aug 5, 2007
  4. Using SpywareBlaster, per chance? Or installed any other software or REG file that adds rogue sites to the "Restricted Sites" list in IE, as a security measure? If so, see this page for a solution:

    SB restricted sites slows up Vista Windows Mail - Wilders Security Forums:


    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    Windows® Troubleshooting

    It takes half a minute for Windows Mail to open completely - everything else
    with Vista Premium seems (at the moment)OK. How can I speed it up?
    Ramesh, MS-MVP, Aug 5, 2007
  5. Just a thought. When do you click on Windows Mail? Right after Vista
    starts? Lots of people want to check their mail when they first get on and
    the problem MIGHT be clicking on Windows Mail before everyting loads up.

    If it takes half a minute for Windows Mail to open eac time, then I agree
    that the inbox might be full and maintenance may need to be done.
    Spanky daMonkey, Aug 5, 2007
  6. Rosie

    brink Guest

    brink, Aug 5, 2007
  7. Rosie

    Jo Guest

    The inbox is not the problem. My Windows Mail has taken 20-30 seconds to open
    from the time of installation, when there were NO messages in the inbox. I
    have read posts that also attribute the slowness to a large list of contacts.
    This might be an issue when sending something out, but what about the delay
    in opening when new mail arrives, or when simply clicking "reply"?
    Jo, Aug 9, 2007
  8. Rosie

    brink Guest

    Hi Jo

    Have you tried the Second method here to see if will help you



    *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
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    *Please post feedback to help others.*
    brink, Aug 9, 2007
  9. Rosie

    Jo Guest

    Yes. I tried that last week. The fix installed successfully but made no
    difference. As for antivirus programs, I am running Avast, which shouldn't be
    a problem.

    I have read several times that I should reduce my contact lists, but this
    same list caused no problem with Outlook Express--and if I can't keep a list
    of e-mail addresses on hand, what good is the e-mail program?

    I am at a loss. Both Windows Mail and Outlook are running very slow and
    crippling my productivity. Worse, while Outlook takes its time about sending
    out an e-mail, it freezes all my other functions so I can't do anything
    else--not even compose another e-mail--while waiting.
    Jo, Aug 9, 2007
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