Why is my Entourage so slow?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by silvrbullet, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. silvrbullet macrumors regular

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    I currently use MS Entourage 2008 with my Gmail account. For some reason, receiving e-mail messages is extremely slow. It takes 5-10 minutes to receive 10 emails. When I use Mail, it is much quicker.

    Is entourage just slow, or is there a setting I need to adjust somewhere? It doesnt seem to be that slow sending messages, so I'm wondering if I need to adjust something on my incoming server...

    any ideas?
     
  2. ewilson6 macrumors 6502

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    goto into system preferences and click on sharing...uncheck file sharing and windows sharing this should speed up entourage...mine is super fast....downloads hundreds of emails in less than a minute.

    --Eric
     
  3. occamsrazor macrumors 6502

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    Why would that have anything to do with the speed of Entourage? I can't see how Entourage speed and File sharing are related. I'm just wondering....
     
  4. silvrbullet thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have no idea what file sharing has to do with entourage....?
     
  5. occamsrazor macrumors 6502

    occamsrazor

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    My previous post was referring to Eric's suggestion that disabling file sharing speeded up Entourage
     
  6. ewilson6 macrumors 6502

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    I haven't figured out why it speeds entourage up but it works. Might have to do with entourage being made by Microsoft. I found this secret out just by experimenting with the settings.

    --Eric
     
  7. silvrbullet thread starter macrumors regular

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    There has to be something else. I searched for others with this problem before I posted, and I haven't seen anyone else complain about it. I will play with my setting when I get home, if worse comes to worse I will just use Mail.
     
  8. ewilson6 macrumors 6502

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    try this also...

    Sometimes linking can cause slowdowns. For example in the Address Book: Once
    it opens, click on the name column to re-sort your contacts. That should
    cause Entourage to re-sort the list and speed things up.

    --Eric
     

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