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The cursor (arrow and circle) flickers nonstop. Outlook is not responding. I am using a Microsoft Exchange Server email account.

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In case you have any funky addons, Try running outlook in safe mode by holding down Control when starting.

Whilst I find Outlook to be a brilliant program, it is often slow on large mailboxes, however, I am surprised you are getting that on only 39 items so I think it could be an outside influence!

If these messages are huge, or have many attachments, you may also want to try adjusting any Anti virus program you have that may be scanning them - likewise, if they are huge emails, any sort of interaction with them (such as rules) may be slow trying to process them.

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I've seen the same behavior; I just let it chug away, as it was just slowly (and non-responsively) processing my massive Inbox. Try just letting it run its course.

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OK, I will give that a try. I only have 39 items in my inbox. I will give it 5 minutes. – systemovich Oct 28 '09 at 7:03
It was still unresponsive after 5 minutes. – systemovich Oct 28 '09 at 7:08

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