This problem has been going on for some time, but when it started, it seemed to start somewhat out of the blue. I use Entourage 2008 for email, and while it's receiving mail, I can't do anything else in the program, like read the other emails already received, search, etc. Just have the spinning pinwheel It also takes an incredibly long time to receive messages. If I have 50-60 waiting to be received, it will take it an hour. Without exaggeration. Things I've tried: --Freeing up HD space (I now have 100GB free). --Doubling my RAM --Clearing out deleted items, junk, and sent items. There are about 10,000 messages total in all folders right now. Still too many? --Rebuilt the database, which did seem to speed up other actions, but did not help with the speed mail is received --Disabled Database Integrity Checking --Disabled Spotlight searching Entourage (both in Entourage preferences and system preferences) --Re-sorted the Address book by name --Confirmed only one Microsoft Daemon in startup --Disabled WYSIWYG font --Removed the font cache file --Completely empty Inbox Basically everything in this link: http://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wiki/LIS/Slow_Entourage_and_Spinning_Beachball I've either done or is not applicable. With the exception of the last 3 items (15-17) because I can't figure out how to do those things... perhaps they're applicable only to 2004?