Yesterday, I got into a battle with my outlook (2007). It all started after I received meeting invitation from a friend.
Harmless enough isnt it? WRONG!!!
When I first tried opening it, my outlook just froze on me. Being used to software crashes, I terminated the program like I do every time. However for some reason, that stubborn message kept on freezing the outlook each time I tried to open it, and if that's not enough trying to delete it also made outlook freeze.
It took me a couple of hours to try various things, but every operation that I tried on that message froze up outlook. I got so desperate so I even tried looking on the net for PST manipulation tools, that will enable me to hack in and make the message go away. (BTW I didn't find any)
At the end however, I got lucky. From all things marking the message as junk got it moved to the junk folder and from there I could delete it once and for all.
So if you have outlook freeze on a specific message each time you try to open it and you cant delete it either, try marking it as junk first.
That's what I call annoying!