View Full Version : Outlook Express - performance

10-10-2002, 10:59 AM
I run Outlook Express 5.002 over Win 98. I have IE 5.5.

I find that when Outlook Express has been started the time to open an e-mail for viewing is 30 seconds or greater. Opening the second or subsequent e-mails takes 2 seconds or less. So there seems to be a "first-time" issue.
I have observed that if IE has been open prior to opening Outlook Express the first e-mail opens fast (ie 2 seconds or less).

This leads me to think the issue relates to some shared routine...

any ideas?


Roy G.

10-10-2002, 11:11 AM
IE is heavily integrated with Windows, so this is where most of the shared routines will lie

Jim B
10-10-2002, 12:45 PM
This may help, worth a try.
Q251787 ( http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;Q251787&)

10-10-2002, 01:02 PM
in OE under tools>options is the "send and recieve messages at startup" box checked? if it is, then i think it doesn't display a message until it's checked the server for new messages, so that would mean a delay of about 15-30 second while the server is checked and new messages downloaded. try unchecking the box and seeing if the delay still exists.

I have no idea why the delay wouldn't be there when you start ie first though...