Okay, I have been using Outlook 2003 since it was released, I am familiar with the s/w and I've made no changes to the settings in a l-o-n-g time. Then all of a sudden I start having issues when replying to emails. It just hangs, up to a minute at times, evenutally opening up the reply window. Thru Options I've tried unchecking the boxes 'use Microsoft Word as editor...' and when I replied to an email I get an error regarding ActiveX control, so I set it back. I would prefer using MS Word as my editor, but cannot deal with this lengthy delay.
Now today I found out that some of my email recipients are getting 'empty' emails or are having the same issue when trying to reply back to me. Was there a recent release that would impact Outlook 2003? As I mentioned, I have done nothing to alter my settings, no new s/w loaded, nothing. At a loss here and would appreciate any helpful suggestions on correcting the problem?