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Outlook won't release memory when I exit.?

Posted on 1999-07-07
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Last Modified: 2010-04-08
I'm using Outlook (the version that came with Office 97). I think that it is not releasing system memory when I close it. I'm running Windows 98 on an AMD K62 with 64MB RAM. For example, if I look at Control Panel->System->Performance prior to running Outlook, it says I have 82% system resources free. Then, after I startup Outlook, it says I have 72% system resources free. However, after I exit
Outlook, it still says I have only 72% resources free. Even if I open another application and close it or wait a while, it still says 72% resources free. The reason I noticed a problem was that after running outlook, my internet connection seems to get really slow and even stops
sometimes. Is this an Outlook problem? How do I fix this problem?  Thanks in advance.
Question by:djc2
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djonesx earned 210 total points
ID: 1625313
This is probably due to the fact that you still have a MAPI session open even though you have closed Outlook.

Make sure you exit via 'File' > 'Exit and Log Off' to close the session.

You can also bring up the task list to check that MAPISP32 is not still running.  If it is, end the task.

This should resolve your problem.

Expert Comment

ID: 1625314
umm.. i dun think that outlook would cause a problem like that. try connecting without outlook and doing all your normal stuff and see if it happens as well.

that being said. outlook 97 does have a lot of bugs :) with outlook 98 resolved


ps. btw many many apps do the same, ie taking up system resources and not letting go. memory leaks are very common and so are windows reboots :)

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