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my ooutlook 2003 is still running slow even after removing add-ins not needed. i have created a new profile but there are 50000 emails on my yahoo server and it is taking forever to download them to the new profile. is there any way to create a new profile w/o having all the old emails on yahoo being downloaded?
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by:war1
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Greetings deekmartin !

You can open the PST file as a personal folder from your old profile and drag the emails from there to new profile. But the reason you were slow before is because you had a large PST file in old profile.  So you may be temporarily slow again until you move all the messages and delete the old Personal Folder.  50,000 emails is alot of emails.

Hope this helps, war1
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by:deekmartin
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thanks, to clarify,
1, there are much less email in the old profile, i would perminately delete most of them. but they are still on the yahoo server. so when i open a new profile it tries to download all of them. what i am doing is deleting a batch as they come in but it is taking a long time. i planned to import the old PST file either from my C drive or my external drive. but 1st i need to get by this problem.

2. once i get my new profile working are you saying i need to delete my old PST file even if it is not opened? just wondering if i can use different profiles to save emails for later searches. i buy sell telecom equipment so it is helpful for me to search for certain equipment some might have wanted or offered in the past.
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by:deekmartin
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i dont see this question in my open questions group. is that why no responce. or are you off for wk end?
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by:war1
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Deekmartin,

I was out for awhile.  
1.  Yahoo POP3 server is slow.  There is no batch download from Yahoo.  You need to allow Yahoo to download the emails at its own rate.

2. You can keep both profiles.  I was just saying to delete the personal folder if you do not need it.
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by:deekmartin
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will deleting it make outlook run better? are there now 2 PST files? one for each profile.

when if go to C:\Documents and Settings\dj\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook i see 2 pst files, one labeled oulook.pst w/ 253,334 kb and the other oulook1.pst with 456,345 kb. why are there 2 and which one do i import to the new profile and which one should i delete?

someone says if this doesnt help i should reformat my hard drive. do you agree?
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by:war1
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No, deleting the other PST will not make Outlook run any faster.  Both PST files are relatively small.  Then are not above 1 GB, where PST gets into trouble.

Reformating hard drive will increase your overall speed.  But only a little bit.  Download from Yahoo mail is slow.  Yahoo allocates the bandwidth, so download is slow.  Other big services like Gmail does the same thing.
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ok, are you saying maybe it is just how it is. the slowness and tying up 100% of my cpu for periods and being unalbe to do things at time during outlook mail downloads might be just normal and something i need to accept. because the mail is coming from yahoo?

btw, switching back to outlook 2003 from 2007 helped a lot.

 would more ram help of a new computer help? see below my computer info.

 Dell Inc.  

Inspiron 700m  
Service Tag 7Q65W81
Express Service Code 16819949665
Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.70GHz
Processor Speed 1.65 GHz
Memory (RAM) 1024 MB
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Operating System Version 5.1.2600
 
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I am saying that download from Yahoo is slow, and you cannot change that.  But switching from Outlook 2007 to 2003 is helpful, as Outlook 2007 is known to be slow. Outlook 2007 is designed for Windows Vista.

In Outlook 2007, disable add-ins. Goto Tools > Trust Center > Add-ins tab. There's a GO button at the bottom of the dialog screen, click that button and uncheck (disable or even remove) the Outlook add-ins (like GoogleDesktop, iTunes Add-in, Acrobat PDF Maker, Mindjet Mindmanager, etc) that you no longer use.  

No, adding more RAM would not help.
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by:deekmartin
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slow getting mail is not so much the problem. what bothers me is when during the process all the resources are being used and i cant continue my work.

if i get a new computer w/ vista can i stlll use office 2003
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Yes, you can use Office 2003 with Vista.
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deekmartin, any update?
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yes, the new profile didnt help. i found i had 3 pop accounts so i forwarded all mail to one and that did it. thanks for your help
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