Can't Switch Outlook Express Identities After Installing IE7

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by David Larsen, Nov 26, 2006.

  1. David Larsen

    Morgan705 Guest

    Sorry, PA Bear, I tried and cannot start a new thread, I can only respond to
    ones already posted. When I try, I get the sound like a pop-up blocker
    activating and no new message window appears. Any suggestions? Thank you,
    Morgan705, Jan 28, 2007
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  2. David Larsen

    PA Bear Guest

    1. Tools>Options>Security>Download images... (uncheck)


    Tools>Options>Read>Read all messages in plain text (uncheck)


    2. Disable scanning of incoming/outgoing email by your anti-virus
    application (Guess: AVG Free). It provides no additional protection, it may
    be causing the problems, and even Symantec says it's not necessary:

    Disabling Email Scanning does not leave you unprotected against viruses that
    are distributed as email attachments. Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect scans
    incoming files as they are saved to your hard drive, including email and
    email attachments. Email Scanning is just another layer on top of this. To
    make sure that Auto-Protect is providing the maximum protection, keep
    Auto-Protect enabled and run LiveUpdate regularly to ensure that you have
    the most recent virus definitions.

    3. The above notwithstanding, one or more of your current identities may be
    damaged, especially if one is the default Main Identity. Try one or more of
    your accounts in a new Named Identity (File > Identities > Add new
    identity). Assuming all is well, (1) compact all folders in the old
    identity, (2) import messages from the old identity into the new one, and
    then (3) delete the old one (File > Identities > Manage Identities).

    To avoid such corruption in future:

    - Don't use Inbox or Sent Items to archive messages. Move them to local
    folders created for this purpose.

    - Empty Deleted Items folder daily.

    - Disable Background Compacting [not available in SP2] and frequently
    perform a manual compact of all OE folders while "working offline". More at

    - WinXP SP2 only: Do not shut down your machine while Windows is
    automatically compacting your message store.

    - Your anti-virus application's email scanning feature can also cause such
    corruption. Disable it. It provides no additional protection.
    OE-specific newsgroup:

    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
    PA Bear, Jan 28, 2007
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  3. He's using a browser to access the newsgroups, not OE.
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Feb 2, 2007

  4. Disable the popup blocker? (Or at least allow the communities site
    to use popups.)

    Robert Aldwinckle, Feb 3, 2007
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