Boost Up Microsoft Outlook Performance

Sometimes, it seems that the most of the user get frustrated by the slow performance of Microsoft Outlook. In such a scenario, they need to know about some tips to increase the speed of Outlook. Here in my article, I am going to explain some tips through which the Outlook can be boosted.

Few tips to Speed-up Microsoft Outlook

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Disable Unnecessary Add-Ins:

Sometimes, unwanted add-ins decreased the speed of MS Outlook. So, make sure that there should not be any unnecessary add-ins running in your Outlook.

To remove Add-Ins in Microsoft Outlook 2010 and 2013:

Disable Add-Ins

COM Add-Ins

To remove Add-Ins in Microsoft Outlook 2007:

Compress Outlook Data File:

Microsoft Outlook slows down if your Outlook Data file becomes oversized or reached to its maximum limit. The size of Outlook PST File depends on Outlook versions. If the Outlook PST File reached to its default size limit, then in that condition you have to compress your Outlook data file.

Steps to Compact PST File in Outlook 2010 and 2013:

Compact Now

Steps to Compact PST File in Outlook 2007:

Inbox Repair Tool:

How can we forget to perform Inbox Repair Tool or Scanpst.exe utility, which is a free integrated program (within Outlook) provided by Microsoft? This utility will repair all the minor errors in your Outlook Data File as well as helps in increase the performance of Microsoft Outlook.

Disable Hardware Graphics Acceleration:

If Microsoft is Outlook getting freezes when opening, searching Inbox, sending mails, etc., then in such a scenario, Hardware Graphics Acceleration plays a very important role in the performance of Outlook. As the whole article discussed on the speed of Outlook, we cannot escaped the fact how disabling Hardware Graphics Acceleration improves the performance of Outlook.

To read more, how to turn off Hardware Graphics Acceleration in Outlook

Disable Outlook RSS Feature:

If you are not using Microsoft Outlook to read RSS Feeds, but it still synchronizes feeds data, in particular from the sources where you had subscribe in the past, then it can make your data file heavier. Indeed, there is no reason to keep this feature enabled longer. Shut down this as soon as possible to stop the unwanted synchronization of feeds.

To disable RSS Feeds in Outlook 2010 and 2013:

Delete RSS

To disable RSS Feeds in Outlook 2007:

Enable Cache Exchange Mode:

The Cache Exchange Mode option is available only when you are connected to Microsoft Exchange. In simple terms, if you have MS Exchange based emails account, then you would only be able to enable the Cache Exchange Mode.

Steps to Enable Cache Exchange Mode in Outlook 2010 and 2013:

Click on Change

Enable Cache Exchanged Mode

Steps to Enable Cache Exchange Mode in Outlook 2007:

Archive Outlook Inbox Folder:

Mostly, thousands of emails in Outlook or a PST file that is storing data from years become the cause of downtime performance of Microsoft Outlook. So, you have to archive Data from Outlook Folder in order to reduce the size of PST File. Consequently, when PST's size mitigate, Outlook working would boost-up automatically. Let's have a look on the How Outlook Auto Archive works:

To Auto Archive a folder in Outlook 2007, 2010 and 2013:

Click on Auto Archive