Outlook 2003 - Find command very slow

  Sirpad 11:08 25 May 2006

My gripe is that the ‘Find’ (even the Advanced find’) is terribly slow in 2003.

When I was using Outlook Express on my old machine it seemed to be very quick when I searched by ‘To’ or ‘From’ which I assume meant that it had a separate indexed file with the To and From email addresses so it didn’t have to look through EVERY message.

In Outlook 2003 this does not seem to be the case. It plugs away very slowly no matter whether you’re searching by email addresses or text strings. It seems to me that no matter what you’re searching for it looks at every message whic is probably not the case but it appearrs that way. As for looking for text ‘within’ a message....I wouldn't even go there.

Any ideas?

  VoG II 12:37 25 May 2006

You could try click here

  rawprawn 12:38 25 May 2006

Try this usefull add on click here

  VoG II 12:38 25 May 2006


  Sirpad 16:35 25 May 2006

Thank you both so much. This makes my life a lot easier. I wonder why Outlook didn't have this indexing built in to begin with? Drinks are on me.

  rawprawn 16:44 25 May 2006

VoG™'s is a pint, mines a half (because he beat me to it)You might also like to try Microsoft Desktop Search which does it all.
click here

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