Outlook 2002 slow to open new emails

I have a single user that is having issues with his Outlook. When he tries to create a new email or respond to an existing email Outlook is painfully slow to open the new email. His pst file is about 800 Mb and has been compacted. Thanks.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
That version of Outlook defaults to having Instant Messaging enabled and is a known cause of slowness in that version (per Microsoft). Go to Outlook -> Tools -> Options and click on the Other tab. Clear the box for Enable Instant Messaging. In other words disable Instant Messaging. Outlook should speed up after that.
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JP_TechGroupAuthor Commented:
The only thing I didn't think to check. Thanks!
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You are most welcome and I was pleased to assist. ... Thinkpads_User
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