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ACT! 2010 / Outlook 2003 mail merge slow

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ACT! 2010 / Outlook 2003 mail merge slow

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I just loaded ACT 2010 to my new ACER Aspire with 3 GB ram.  When I send mailmerg with a template to say 50 contacts using OUTLOOK 2003,

the system is very slow.  I have a large database, and after I send the emails from OUTLOOK 2003, I edit the contacts "Last Results" with the email template title.  I usually get the Vista activity circle, and sometimes the ACT program and OUTLOOK 2003 "gray out" and I have to wait quite a few minutes to regain control of things.  Any suggestions?

Jerry

 

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Message Edited by ghollister on 11-16-2009 05:57 PM
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Re: ACT! 2010 / Outlook 2003 mail merge slow

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Outlook is very bad at sending mail merges.

 

You might look at the ACT! eMarketing function to do this for you in ACT! 2010

Message Edited by ghollister on 11-16-2009 05:58 PM
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Mike,

Thanks for the input.  I use the act2010 with my WIN XP Home edition and Outlook 2003, and it works pretty good.

Jerry

Message Edited by ghollister on 11-16-2009 05:58 PM
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Re: ACT! 2010 / Outlook 2003 mail merge slow

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Yes, it will for very small numbers. Outlook runs out of resources pretty quickly
Message Edited by ghollister on 11-16-2009 05:59 PM