When you have more than 3 accounts I wouldn’t recommend to set it shorter than 15 minutes.A good rule of thumb is to add about 5 minutes for every 2-3 extra mail accounts until you reach 30 minutes. Is Outlook stuck on a screen that simply says "Processing"?
Some things you do in Outlook ask for confirmation.
For example, the first time you try to Dismiss All on a list of reminders, Outlook asks you if you're sure you want to do that.
), to fix issues with Outlook hanging, freezing or crashing.
We'll start with very basic steps that address the most obvious reasons why Outlook stops working: From time to time Microsoft Outlook adopts quite an annoying habit to hang around even if the user persistently attempts to shut it down.
An alternative method would be to set 1-3 “high priority” accounts in a send/receive group which checks for new message every 10 minutes and all the other accounts in a separate send/receive group which checks for new messages every 30 minutes (or even longer) You can set the send/receive interval in; When you have a message stuck in the Outbox, Outlook could end up trying to send that message until it succeeds.
When it is truly stuck (for instance because it is too big), this of course will never work.This article explains how to resolve problems with Microsoft Outlook hanging, freezing or crashing.Our 9 working solutions will help you fix the "Outlook Not Responding" issue and bring your Outlook back to life.When you set this interval too short, a new auto check will take place before the previous one can finish and thus the send/receive tasks can accumulate so that Outlook is basically stuck in an endless synchronization process.You shouldn’t set the automatic send/receive interval to less than 5 or even 10 minutes.The solutions work for Outlook 2013, 2010, 2007 and earlier versions Has it happened to you that you work with Microsoft Outlook as usual, click on a message to read or reply to it, or take some other action you performed hundreds of times in the past, and all of a sudden Outlook won't open and not responding?