Outlook is slow in Hotmail

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When I am trying to do a send and receive in Hotmail inbox, Outlook sync the entire box and will take 20 minutes or so before it’s over. Then when syncing again the next time, the process will not work again. When moving in to Hotmail inbox, it will take 30-60 seconds and a message will appear stating: synchronizing message headers. My Outlook is acting real slowly with my Hotmail accounts but its okay with any POP3. Can someone help?

Best Answer by Walton Stockstill
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Outlook is slow in Hotmail


It will become slow, If you save more data and email in your Outlook program. When PST become larger (2GB) this may slow down your outlook. Sharing or delete your old mail to speed up. or follow the following process-

Right-click and "Delete" email that you don't need, especially large attachments

Open "Deleted Items" folder press and hold 'Ctrl' key than press "A" than press "delete"

Its may speed up your outlook in hotmail.


click Start button –> go Run and type regedit
Navigate to the Registry Key below.


Right click –> Messenger.MsgrObject key –> select rename.
Rename it to Messenger.MsgrObjectold.


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Answered By 0 points N/A #197637

Outlook is slow in Hotmail



There are two parts of your query. 

  1. You want to know that why you are outlook is slow with Hotmail.
  2. You want to speed up your outlook to perform faster.

First of all make you clear why your outlook slow on Hotmail is. You have just connected your Hotmail through IMAP service. Every time you are connected to folder in Hotmail it refreshes itself from Hotmail server and tries to update itself. Anything you open and send or receive is also updated on sever. You have understood what I mean; this synchronization process actually slows down everything.

Now I answer second part of your connection. Configure your accounts as pop accounts not IMAP will solve your issue. And Hotmail will also start behaving like local email. All you need to know that does your Hotmail account supports that protocol. Gmail supports both of these protocols.

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