Work with a client's email has just gone from the bizare to the sublime. Working with Outlook for Office XP. The client has about 300 MB in messages stored. Since that could be taxing on a laptop with only 512MB I moved the older messages to an archive file. Still not a noticable change in speed. New messages, already in the inbox, take 10-15 seconds to display in the preview pane. However, in testing I found an oddity. By opening and closing Microsoft Outlook the second time it not only starts up much faster but also displays messages with only the tiniest preceptable hesitation.
by Joshua Brauer on September 16, 2004