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Outlook 2000 Memory Problem?

by MM30102 / February 8, 2006 3:21 AM PST

I work in a small office where we are having intermittent problems with Outlook 2000. We have 2 PCs running Windows XP Home Ed Vers 2002 (one SP2 and one SP1).

We have MS Office 2000 and use Outlook for our email. We send and receive a lot of email and a lot of pdf attachments. When our "Personal Folders.pst" gets around 2 MB in size, we start having the problems. Outlook will be open and working fine and then all of a sudden it will stop responding or we'll try to create a new email and get an error message that basicly says "Outlook cannot locate the Personal Folders, run the Inbox Repair Tool." We run the tool which takes a long time and usually it works, and we go in and delete a lot of emails, but the the problem reoccurs every few hours. A few times, it was not able to repair and we lost all of our emails, address book and tasks list.

Has anyone seen this problem before? We try to clean our our mailboxes, but some email we want to be able to save. Do you think upgrading to Office 2003 would help?

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Try 2GB.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 8, 2006 3:46 AM PST

That's a limit in the Microsoft email clients.

No fix is planned.

Bob

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Any Suggestions?
by MM30102 / February 8, 2006 4:08 AM PST
In reply to: Try 2GB.

Thank you, Bob. Do you have any suggentions of an email program without that limitation?

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If you stick with Outlook, try...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 8, 2006 4:16 AM PST
In reply to: Any Suggestions?
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A link with the tools, notes.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 8, 2006 4:13 AM PST
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You need HELP!
by johncriley / February 10, 2006 4:20 AM PST

Hello Everyone, happy Friday.

It looks like you are having a mailbox size error. Since you have a large email account, you should invest in Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003. This will take care of all of the problems, because it is made for large systems.

Hope you have the money! For more help, email me at jriley@atlantats.com and I will be happy to answer your questions.

John Riley

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Try Microsoft Exchange
by johncriley / April 2, 2006 11:06 PM PDT

I have had that problem and I moved to 1&1 Exchange Service. (go to www.1and1.com) It is a great service. I would try it if I were you.

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Research 1 and 1 and you find...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2006 11:22 PM PDT
In reply to: Try Microsoft Exchange

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