I had setup a new PC to replace an older one. The old PC had office 2003, and customer had agreed on Office 2007 Home and student… This meant I needed to get outlook, publisher, etc from office 2003 onto the new PC.
The solution is simple: first install Office 2003, then Office 2007.
Well, it mostly worked.
Copying the old emails across was easy, but when I setup the POP account details, I hit the send/receive button, it got weird:
An install window would appear for a few seconds, then an outlook synchronization icon would appear in the notification area of the taskbar for a few seconds.
Since this happened with each email, downloading 50 emails took a long time.
While the emails were downloading, I searched for a solution, and I found many suggestions at techrepublic.com
What worked in this case was:
put simply: right click on the inbox -> properties -> untick “Automatically generate Microsoft Exchange views”