Most Common Microsoft Outlook errors

When you have a program, you know before you even start to use it or even know how that you are going to have problems with it.

There are always going to be error messages and things that don’t work on any program you buy or download; guaranteed.

Even some of the most famous program developers in the world make mistakes from time to time and it is a small price to pay for the programs you get and that is a fact. Microsoft Outlook is like any other program; it has its errors. Here are some of the most common errors for Microsoft Outlook on your computer.

 1. Problem receiving emails

Sometimes you can be waiting on really important emails. It is really infuriating when you know that they have been sent, however every time you check your email box, there is nothing there!

Your inbox is empty and your patience is wearing thin, so could it possibly be an error with Microsoft Outlook? There is a high probability that this is the problem. The program can be a bit slow on receiving emails sometimes, often even by days.

This can be caused by any number of things, from having to many emails coming through or having too many emails in your inbox.

If you click ‘send and receive’ at the top, it should speed up your emails coming through however, so give that a try if you’re waiting on anything to come through. If this doesn’t work however, your inbox may be full.

Try permanently deleting some useless messages and then click ‘send and receive’ again. All your emails should come through then!

 2. General slow performance

 Outlook, while it has its advantages, can often be very slow. It is probably slower than some other email programs that require a browser but it is quicker to access, which may make up for this fact.

However, sometimes sluggish performance can be really irritating, so it may be wise to try and fix it if you can. One of the reasons it may be acting slow is if you have too many other Windows’ applications open.

Applications that may interfere with your Outlook’s speed could be anything from Microsoft Word to Windows Live Messenger. If any of these are open, try closing them and see if that helps with the speed problem.

 3. Corrupt files

 .dbx files are not accessible by Microsoft Outlook. Therefore, they can cause problems with your emails if you have them within it.

To solve this problem, you may have to delete all of your attached email accounts and then reattach them before you can open your emails again.

These corrupt files can also cause you to be unable to delete emails. You will need to transfer these deleted corrupt files into a separate deletion folder as this is usually caused by the folder being corrupt.

Of all the other most frequent problems with Microsoft Outlook, however, this is probably the least likely to happen, which shows how little problems there actually are with this application after all that!


So there are the most common problems with Microsoft Outlook! Not much wrong at all, is there?