Outlook bug sending large files?

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Hello,

I have Outlook 2003 and when I try to email with a large attachment, say

over 2 MB or larger, the email gets stuck in the Outbox yet keeps sending the

same thing over. Today, without realizing it my email list received the same

email 100-200 times. My email list has about 50 addresses in it.

My ISP told me he didn't think it was them, but he thought he heard of a bug

in OUtlook.

Does anyone know anything about this, or how to resolve,

Thanks, God bless,

Van
 
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Yes, I have had this problem for years. I have found it to be related to the

interaction between Outlook and Antivirus security software. When the

outgoing message is scanned the large attachment takes the system some time

to scan through. The behavior seems to be that Outlook times out before

getting an acknowledgement that the message was sent, so it trys to send it

again. This starts a loop that can add up to many sends.

The only solution I found was a work around. When I send files with

attachements much larger than ~500K you temporary disable the antivirus

software. It works consistently for me. Just don't forget to turn it back on

when you are done sending.

The other work around is to not use Outlook.

Good Luck

"VanS" wrote:


> Hello,
> I have Outlook 2003 and when I try to email with a large attachment, say
> over 2 MB or larger, the email gets stuck in the Outbox yet keeps sending the
> same thing over. Today, without realizing it my email list received the same
> email 100-200 times. My email list has about 50 addresses in it.
> My ISP told me he didn't think it was them, but he thought he heard of a bug
> in OUtlook.
> Does anyone know anything about this, or how to resolve,
> Thanks, God bless,
> Van
 
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"Yurtskier" <Yurtskier> wrote in message

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> Yes, I have had this problem for years. I have found it to be related to the
> interaction between Outlook and Antivirus security software. When the
> outgoing message is scanned the large attachment takes the system some time
> to scan through. The behavior seems to be that Outlook times out before
> getting an acknowledgement that the message was sent, so it trys to send it
> again. This starts a loop that can add up to many sends.

> The only solution I found was a work around. When I send files with
> attachements much larger than ~500K you temporary disable the antivirus
> software.


The only REAL solution is to not scan outgoing messages at all. That scan can

never detect an infection anyway.

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Brian and Yurtskier,

Thanks to both of you. This has been a real nuisance. Appreciate the help.

God bless,

Van

"Brian Tillman " wrote:


> "Yurtskier" <Yurtskier> wrote in message
> news:63EDA19B-974F-48D0-BA22-CE1FCFAD48E7@microsoft.com...
>
> > Yes, I have had this problem for years. I have found it to be related to the
> > interaction between Outlook and Antivirus security software. When the
> > outgoing message is scanned the large attachment takes the system some time
> > to scan through. The behavior seems to be that Outlook times out before
> > getting an acknowledgement that the message was sent, so it trys to send it
> > again. This starts a loop that can add up to many sends.
> > The only solution I found was a work around. When I send files with
> > attachements much larger than ~500K you temporary disable the antivirus
> > software.


> The only REAL solution is to not scan outgoing messages at all. That scan can
> never detect an infection anyway.
> >

>
 
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