desktop computer running Windows 10 Pro 10.0.15063
Outlook 2016 fully updated
all add-ins disabled
I started out trying to update contact information and the issues have progressed to Outlook being nearly unusable.
I am trying to update an email address for a contact. I enter the email address and when I click anywhere else and/or try to save the contact profile Outlook locks up and has to be crashed with 'End Task'. I am able to save other pieces of information in the contact profile like the name, company, title, address, notes...but the email address crashes it. I also tested making a new contact and experienced the same issue. I'm able to save after entering other fields but for some reason the email field locks Outlook into a (not responding) eternal spin.
I uninstalled and reinstalled Outlook and the entire Office suite. I tried scanpst.exe. I tried the inbox repair tool. It found errors and I repaired them to no avail. I have restarted the computer after each and every step.
I now find that I am unable to send emails. Outlook freezes and has to be crashed with 'End Task'.
I am at a complete loss as to what to do next. Any helps is sincerely appreciated. There's no way I can do business without email.