Outlook 2011 Freezing/Stalling on new iMac (but not Macbook Air)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by webitorgal, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    webitorgal

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    #1
    Outlook has been an absolute nightmare on my new iMac - keeps on stalling/freezing every time I type click on any email. This is NOT an issue on my MBA. Does it have anything to do with me importing things from my old Windows machine? I did not import anything to my MBA, but have synced contacts, etc on the iMac. Any way to fix this?

    Thanks!

    C
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Not what you probably want to read, but I fixed my Outlook hassles by moving to Mail.app, Calendar.app and Contacts.app

    While not perfect, I've found using the three separate apps to be better than Outlook all-in-one.

    IMO Outlook calendaring is better than Apple's, at least for business use - functionality like "email all attendees" is shocklingly missing from Apple's app, but overall Apple's is not bad.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    webitorgal

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    But why is it acting up on the iMac but not on the MBA? Same program, no?
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Possibly a corrupted Outlook file (can't remember - are they .pst files?). If you can, try starting from scratch in Outlook on the iMac - don't import data that might be currently giving you a hard time.

    There is a forum dedicated to MSFT Office on the Mac:

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/mac

    Maybe you will find some answers there?
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

    webitorgal

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    I think I may have resolved the problem. Possibly another issue now... (see new post)
     

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