Can't delete message from folder Inbox

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Alezito [MS MVP], Dec 9, 2006.

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    Jan Guest

    Jan, Feb 22, 2007
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    camshaft Guest

    camshaft, Feb 24, 2007
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    camshaft Guest

    I am having the same problem on a new PC. it looks like Windows Live has a
    real problem
    camshaft, Feb 24, 2007
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    neil.t. Guest

    THANK YOU Jan. I raise a toast to you!!

    You don't know how many countless hours I spent trying to get rid of
    messages from my Outbox and then my Inbox. Your link provided me with the
    directions to fix this problem within a minute. Thank you ever so much. No
    offence to anyone else by the way. Jans post helped fix my problem.
    neil.t., Feb 25, 2007
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    camshaft Guest

    camshaft, Feb 26, 2007
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    camshaft Guest

    I contacted Microsoft and Hewlett-packard on this problem and got no help at
    all. In fact they just past the buck to someone else even though my Laptop is
    camshaft, Feb 26, 2007
  7. That's because the only way to fix it is to delete the database and its

    Steve Cochran, Feb 26, 2007
  8. How do I uninstall Windows Vista off of my dell laptop since we are having
    soo much problems with it? Mac is much easy to use than PC.
    John R. Milford, Feb 28, 2007
  9. Uh, are you planning to install Mac OS on your Dell laptop?

    Why throw the baby out with the bath water.
    If you don't like Windows Mail, try an alternate email
    program: Outlook, Windows Live Mail Desktop,
    Mozilla Thunderbird, etc.

    Gary VanderMolen
    Gary VanderMolen, Feb 28, 2007
  10. It won't uninstall. Its part of the OS.

    Why did you buy a Dell when you wanted a Mac?

    Steve Cochran, Mar 1, 2007
  11. The Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind (AIDB) use the new Mac which run
    just like Vista with no problem any programs... AIDB will probably stop
    buying Dell Computer one day and go to Mac computer.. We believe that all
    other school will do the same...

    Microsoft shouldn't be selling the Windows Vista with bugs in it on market
    until it is completely ready to go... well unfortunately, it was not ready...
    Sorry Steve, I know it is not your fault...
    John R. Milford, Mar 1, 2007
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    trekgirl Guest

    Where is the Run prompt in Vista. I have a message stuck in the outbox and it
    will not allow other emails to go out. I want to follow your instructions but
    am not familiar with Vista, argh. please respond
    trekgirl, Mar 2, 2007
  13. You don't need a Run prompt.
    I assume you are stuck at step 1 of the directions:
    "Open a command prompt using Run as Administrator"

    Here's how you do that:
    Start, All Programs, Accessories, right-click on
    Command Prompt, select Run as administrator.

    Note: I use Command Prompt so much that I have
    it pinned to the first level of the Start Menu.

    Gary VanderMolen
    Gary VanderMolen, Mar 2, 2007
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    John Guest

    Could someone repost the instructions that work?

    I also have to say that I never had this problem with Outlook Express using
    the same AV Program. So, all the links that talk about disabling e-mail
    scanning that reference OE do not seem to apply to Windows Mail. Something
    changed, and not for the better.
    John, Mar 3, 2007
  15. You got lucky. Those of us who supported OE users over the
    years are well acquainted with corruption problems cause by
    antivirus email scanning.

    Gary VanderMolen
    Gary VanderMolen, Mar 3, 2007
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    John Guest

    No offense, but blaming the issue on the e-mail Scanner is like blaming
    Security Holes on the Internet. Many internet users rely on attachments and
    such, and some expect them from people they do not know, so scanning
    incoming e-mail is an important and useful tool that you are saying MS has
    purposely made unusable.

    I did find a workaround, which also proves the e-mail scanning is not
    corrupting anything. The fact you can drag the message to another folder,
    such as Junk (which I had to turn off, because it thought 90% of my mail was
    Junk... I really do not have time to train a system for 100 Junk Messages in
    one day that were not Junk.) and delete it from there.

    This, along with the failure of AutoComplete, File Transfer of accurate and
    correct settings, etc... indicates to me that this is a bug, that has become
    worse with the release of Windows Mail. I had a car that I had to play with
    the key in the ignition to get it to turn. This was not fault of the key,
    but the ignition. Even GM recalled the car and replaced the ignition, even
    GM did not try to call it a feature or blame it on the key. You all sound
    like a bunch of Used Car Salesmen with your suggestions and work around...
    Come on... admit its a problem and say whether MS is going to fix it or
    not... the fact you can drag the mail indicates the issue is in the Code
    that automates those processes (Delete, Right Click Menus for Move or
    Delete), not the AV software use. --


    John, Mar 3, 2007
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    JWC Guest

    I tried your solution several times. The command failed each time (run at
    CMD line as admin).

    On another thread a suggestion came up to establish a new user account then
    make it the default. This solved the issue of non functioning email front
    end, however the ghost is still in the in box and is being used by some other
    app evidendently and cannot be removed. Have you heard of anything that might
    resolve this rather confounding issue lately?

    JWC, Mar 3, 2007
  18. John, no one is saying that MS made it purposely unusable.

    Symantec, the originator of the antivirus email scanning feature, used
    to have a disclaimer on their website saying, yes, you can turn email
    scanning off without any harm because it is redundant. Anytime a
    file is opened, read from, or saved, it is checked by the real-time
    function of the antivirus program.
    Your workaround does not work for me. I tried to drag a stuck
    (undeletable) message from the Outbox to another folder, and
    immediately two error messages popped up:

    1. An unknown error has occurred.
    2. The selected message(s) could not be moved.

    However, I share your disdain for the Junk E-mail feature.
    It appears to be untrainable and therefore worthless.

    Gary VanderMolen
    Gary VanderMolen, Mar 3, 2007
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    bdean Guest

    Yes this did not work for me; Frank are you and Bill out there? is there a
    patch? not yet then when? This is a joke! amd a very exspensive and bad one
    at that.
    bdean, Mar 4, 2007
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    navymom Guest

    navymom, Mar 4, 2007
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