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Fix Slow Outlook Email Address Auto Complete

Fix Slow Outlook Email Address Auto Complete

Have you experienced a delay when typing or deleting email addresses in Outlook 2007? Thanks to a bug with McAfee, Outlook 2007 (and possibly 2003) users will experience SEVERE lockups (3-10 seconds) and delays while typing in email addresses or deleting email addresses in Outlook. The larger your Outlook Auto Complete cache file (.nk2) the longer you will wait.

The issue is a result of how the new McAfee Buffer Overflow Protection interacts with the Outlook automatic completion feature.

To fix the problem you need to tell McAfee to Exclude outlook.exe from the Buffer Overflow protection:

Add an exclusion locally for outlook.exe under Buffer Overflow Protection settings:.

    1. Click, Start, Programs, McAfee, VirusScan Console.
    2. Right-click on Buffer Overflow Protection and Select Properties.
    3. With the Buffer Overflow Protection tab selected Click Add.
    4. In the Process name field type the following: outlook.exe then click OK.
    5. Click Apply then OK to close the Buffer Overflow Exclusions window.

More information available at: http://www.groovypost.com/howto/microsoft/outlook/fix-slow-outlook-email-address-auto-complete/