Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

MS OUTLOOK 2003 - TAKES TOO LONG TO UPDATE MESSAGES


  • Please log in to reply

#1
regulator

regulator

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 31 posts
I am having a problem with my newly installed Outlook 2003. I have just converted from using MS Outlook Express to MS Outlook 2003 however, am having a little problem.

In Outlook Express, you are able to get updates of your emails every 1 minute, which I like as I want to know ASAP when I have an email.
In Outlook, I adjusted the send/receive tiime to 1 minute aswell which the computer shows it updates every minute and says completed but, doesn't show the email even if there is an email message in my Hotmail account; it takes ages before it shows on Outlook. I need to manually update Outlook by pressing F9 and then it will show me my new messages. Any ideas on how to fix this problem would be most appreciated! :whistling:

Attached Thumbnails

  • untitled.jpg

  • 0

Advertisements


#2
starjax

starjax

    Global Moderator

  • Global Moderator
  • 6,591 posts
Change your email time settings to 5 min. I know many providers who would lock your account for such frequent checks.

Outlook isn't like express. It has a lot more capability and thus it takes just a bit longer to complete its cycle.
  • 0

#3
regulator

regulator

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 31 posts
Thanks for the reply. I have always used 1 min for the duration in Outlook Express so I wouldn't assume they would kick me off the service.

Also, the time taken to receive a message seems ridiculously long considering I haven't setup anything apart from my emails so, it shouldn't really take a long time in the cycle to update my emails.
  • 0

#4
starjax

starjax

    Global Moderator

  • Global Moderator
  • 6,591 posts
Outlook is a full corporate mail client and a personal infor mation manager.

outlook express is just a basic email client.

There is nothing wrong with the program. Rather it is your expectations. You have a choice. Adapt your habits to fit the new software or switch back to using express.

Unless there are other issues with the program that demonstrate problems (like error messages for example) then there is little I can do for you.
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP