When trying to open outlook express is thake forever. WHy?


2 questions

1. When I go to outlook express to check my e-mail it seems to hang around for at least a minute before anything happens . I am using outlook expres 6

2. When trying to view a certain web page with a quiz word on it the page opens up with all the other pictures but the quizword remains blank with a little logo in the corner can you please help me

Steve Chester

Dorset England


This question was answered on March 19, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Go to Outlook Express tools, options, read Turn ON the option to "read all messages in plain text"

Also Go to Outlook Express tools, options, security Set OE to "restricted sites zone" and turn on the option to prevent programmes accessing your addressbook.

Another cause of slow starts is opening OE at its home page, rather than the Inbox Because that page is an HTML file, it is usually slower to display than is the Inbox Click Tools| Options and place a check mark for "When starting, go directly to my Inbox folder."

On the other hand, this might also cause the problem if the Inbox is very large The Inbox is a very active folder, and I strongly recommend that you not use it to store messages Create subfolders and move messages into them as soon as possible so that the Inbox stays small.

Leaving the Preview Pane open in combination with opening directly to the Inbox can result in a slower startup You can turn the Preview Pane off under View| Layout, or add the Preview button to the OE toolbar to toggle the pane on and off with a single click.

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Posted by Ileen of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 19, 2003