Re: Outlook hosed, pondering next step

Subject: Re: Outlook hosed, pondering next step
From: Kathleen MacDowell <kathleen -at- writefortheuser -dot- com>
To: Karen Graziano <kmgraziano03 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2009 12:27:30 -0500

Fantastic response, Karen! I'm not using Outlook, but I'll definitely keep
your suggestions around for the future.

Kathleen

On Fri, Sep 4, 2009 at 10:49 AM, Karen Graziano <kmgraziano03 -at- yahoo -dot- com>wrote:

> Hi,
>
> The "repair" option should be found in Outlook under Help > Detect and
> Repair. You may need your original Microsoft Office CD during the repair
> process.
>
> Are you using Outlook as a POP3 client (external ISP providing your mail
> service) or with an Exchange e-mail server (company or home network)?
>
> Outlook does have size limitations. If you right-click your PST folder and
> select Properties, you can then click on the Folder Size button. This will
> calculate the size of all your PST sub-folders and a combined total. If it
> is greater than 1 GB (1,000,000 KB) you could have corruption due to size.
> Technically Microsoft says the limit is 2 GB, but in my network support
> experience, I have seen corruption occur at 1.2 GB and higher. There are
> various tools you can find on the internet (some free, some not) that claim
> to repair PST files. With the few I've tried I can't say that I've had a
> lot of success, but you may want to explore options for repair tools if your
> PST is over 1GB.
>
> The same size limitation applies to your Mailbox file if you receive mail
> from a netowrk Exchange server.
>
> Hope this is helpful.
>
> -KarenG
>
> Karen M. Graziano
> kmgraziano03 -at- yahoo -dot- com
>
> --- On Fri, 9/4/09, jopakent <jopakent -at- comcast -dot- net> wrote:
>
>
> From: jopakent <jopakent -at- comcast -dot- net>
> Subject: Outlook hosed, pondering next step
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Date: Friday, September 4, 2009, 11:24 AM
>
>
> (Office 2003, Win XP Pro)
>
>
>
> I've been accumulating history in my Outlook folders for several years now.
> Sent mail, Project Folders, even deleted mail has all been gradually
> expanding over time.
>
>
>
> So if a client (or an ex-wife) has a question about a communication we had
> back in 06, I've been able to quickly bring the email up for reference. I'm
> concerned right now because Outlook seems locked up. Every time I try to
> delete anything or send anything, I get an error message something along
> the
> lines of
>
>
>
> "There was a problem in the messaging service, if this problem persists,
> please restart Outlook."
>
>
>
> I've tried restarting both Outlook and the computer, but the symptom
> persists.
>
>
>
> One solution I have in mind is to finally pull the trigger on Office 2007.
> I've got a copy all ready to install and now that vacations are done and
> I've got my freezer full of humpies, I'll probably have time to do it this
> weekend. My concern is that I don't want to loose all of that history. I'm
> afraid that my existing file (*.PST?) is hosed and that when I do the
> install, Outlook will either ignore it, or make a hash out of it.
>
>
>
> The only other thot I have right now is a vague recollection of a "repair"
> tool that I think is a menu option somewhere. I'll try that tonight and see
> if there is any joy. Any other ideas, please respond directly as I am on
> digest.
>
>
>
> Regards,
>
>
>
> J. Paul Kent
>
> 206-383-0539
>
>
>
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Outlook hosed, pondering next step: From: jopakent
Re: Outlook hosed, pondering next step: From: Karen Graziano

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