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Hello Outlook 2010 Beta users!
We have heard from some of you that you are running into an issue with large e-mail message sizes in the Outlook 2010 Beta. We want to update you on the status of this issue. There is a known bug in the Outlook 2010 Beta where the usage of number and bullet lists causes redundant CSS definitions to be included in each outgoing message. The outgoing message might not display correctly in a mail service where there is a limit to message size, such as Gmail, BlackBerry e-mail, or Craigslist.
Restarting Outlook removes all the extra CSS for new outgoing messages, although you might see remnants of this bug when responding to a message that was already inflated.
If you use number and bullet lists, close Outlook at the end of each day, and your new outgoing messages will return to their normal size. This bug has been fixed in later Outlook 2010 builds.
We hope you are enjoying the Beta!
Jenny Liu Outlook Program Manager
Is there a plan to post a new Beta build prior to GA? BTW - After closing/restarting Outlook, and a reboot of my system, no joy on this problem going away. I continue to send messages which are getting truncated on BlackBerry.
There's an issue when you mouse-hover over a post in a RSS folder. Outlook 2010 always shows a pop-up message "establishing contact with server".
This is not the only cause of mega-message size, though, is it? I have today composed a new message of 32 words, no number lists, no bullets, and sent it to a Blackberry user, and it came out at 547KB. An hour later, another message, three times longer and also without any bullet points or number lists, sent to a non-Blackberry user, was 3KB. ie triple the word count, but one two-hundredth the volume. Please could you advise if you are looking for other culprits - as they are certainly out there! Do we get the later builds that you refer to via MU, please?
I appreciate the comment, but have removed the beta as it was just too much of a time sink. Best wishes.
And while you're at it, your Dev Team may want to talk with the ISA/TMG team on why Outlook 2010 must be able to run on a client without a default gateway set. Many of your customers who run ISA/TMG with the firewall client run WITHOUT a default gateway. currently, the Outlook 2010 beta requires a default gateway. Outlook 2007 does not, and Outlook 2003 was capable of it with a registry change.
In local testing we have found that truning off the option to show the picture of the sender (File-Options-Contacts: Don't show contact picture) reduced the blank sent emials form Outlook 2010 down from 500K down to 12k.
since i upgraded to outlook 2010 beta my incoming mail is incredibly slow and outgoing will not go out at all. Finding help has been very challenging too. if you are going to release a beta, make it easy to talk to you about problems!
Me inicio con Outlook 2010. Cuando arranca el software outlook 2010 me da un mensaje "loading profile" y la ventana se queda congelada. Que debo hacer.?
I'm using Outlook 2010. When try to use it the window of Outlook 2010 got frezed with a message "loading profile". Please What do i have to do?
"This bug has been fixed in later Outlook 2010 builds." Does this mean that we have to download Office 2010 beta again if we are to have the issue fixed, or are fixes for bugs like this released through Windows Update / available as a patch of some kind?
Thanks George Miller, the tick box had a slightly different name but unticking it fixed the problem for me. Rick
I was having this problem as well. George Miller's solution fixed it. Thanks George
We are experiencing the issue at my company as well. George's suggestion seems to have stopped the bloated message sizes for us as well. Thanks George. We are still looking forward to a permanent fix in Outlook though. :-)
We are graphic designers and we send mails generally up to 35MB what is an poster in A2 size but this can go to 125MB over mail boxes have a maximum capacity of 250MB.
I was surprised that i have a limit in Outlook 2010 beta, this is a no go for us. This limit do not exist in Outlook 2007 and older versions. Why this limitation exist now?
Friends of mine have seen this similar issue when I send them mail, and they tend to be on Hotmail accounts, but searches indicate other web mail based services probably have same problem. The exact error we see is:
"The message is too big to be completely displayed. Only the first 768 KB is shown." For those contacts whom I know I am going to have the problem, one quick workaround I have found on a per message basis, is to change the format type from HTML to Rich Text Format (RTF). When set to RTF the receiver is successfully able to receive the full message, short or long.