Deleted Messages can't be deleted from "Deleted Items"

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by CVMax, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. CVMax

    DONNAMELO Guest

    I HAD TO CLICK ON LOCAL FOLDERS, RIGHT CLICK ON DELETED ITEMS FOLDER, CLICK
    ON EMPTY DELETED ITEM AND DELETE ONE BY ONE FROM THERE, PAIN IN THE @SS BUT I
    GOT RID OF MINE.
    DONNA
     
    DONNAMELO, May 28, 2007
    #41
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  2. CVMax

    DONNAMELO Guest

    I HAD TO CLICK ON LOCAL FOLDERS, RIGHT CLICK ON DELETED ITEMS FOLDER, CLICK
    ON EMPTY DELETED ITEM AND DELETE ONE BY ONE FROM THERE, PAIN IN THE @SS BUT I
    GOT RID OF MINE.
    DONNA
     
    DONNAMELO, May 28, 2007
    #42
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  3. CVMax

    DONNAMELO Guest

    I HAD TO CLICK ON LOCAL FOLDERS, RIGHT CLICK ON DELETED ITEMS FOLDER, CLICK
    ON EMPTY DELETED ITEM AND DELETE ONE BY ONE FROM THERE, PAIN IN THE @SS BUT I
    GOT RID OF MINE.
    DONNA

    DONNA
     
    DONNAMELO, May 28, 2007
    #43
  4. CVMax

    Julian Guest

    Please remove chewing gum from Caps lock key.
     
    Julian, May 28, 2007
    #44
  5. CVMax

    ksentavo Guest

    What is happening with the email? This seems to be a sudden and unexplained
    issue with Visa Windows Mail. Is there anyone that can actually be contacted
    in order to correct the issue? Very frustrating. Have tried all suggestions
    but nothing is working.
     
    ksentavo, May 29, 2007
    #45
  6. There is no email meltdown. The sky is not falling.
    My Windows Mail is working as well as it ever did.
    If you want help with your issue you will have to describe the
    details of the problem you are having.

    Gary VanderMolen
     
    Gary VanderMolen, May 29, 2007
    #46
  7. CVMax

    C.L. Guest

    Gary VanderMolen,
    I beg to differ...there is an email meltdown. I don't think "ksentavo"
    needed to reiterate all of the problems happening with Windows Mail
    associated with deleting deleted emails. If you notice, there are at 46 posts
    defining problems and attempting to help others with the same problems. I
    think it is safe to assume that he posted his comment under the correct
    heading. If you aren't having problems with Windows Mail, then lucky you -
    the rest of us are getting extremely frustrated.

    Now, when can we expect Microsoft to offer a "fix" to the problem of not
    being able to delete deleted emails...Vista users have been struggling for
    months. I personally have 147 deleted messages that are waiting to be deleted
    permanently.
     
    C.L., May 29, 2007
    #47
  8. CVMax

    Julian Guest


    46 posts defining problems out of several million users hardly constitues
    meltdown especially as those problems tend to be of a cosmetic nature
    such as not being able to make the deleted message box look empty.

    Of the other more critical problems such as not being able to
    send and receive mail many are user errors... ie. wrong details in to
    account set up,
    or interference by loss-leader junk ware supplied by PC manufacturers.

    Further 99% of problems encountered on this group have already been solved
    and given a little time and thought in searching the forum the answers are
    there already.
     
    Julian, May 29, 2007
    #48
  9. Julian already answered this better than I could have.

    Even if Windows Mail were a total failure (and it's *not* for
    most users), it is not the be-all and end-all of email as we know it.
    There are always plenty of other good email programs one can
    use.

    Gary VanderMolen
     
    Gary VanderMolen, May 29, 2007
    #49
  10. There are certainly annoying problems with WinMail. The only thing I've
    seen that seems to work is to go to Edit | Empty deleted items and do it
    several times.

    You could wipe out the database, but that's rather extreme.

    steve
     
    Steve Cochran, May 29, 2007
    #50
  11. CVMax

    C.L. Guest

    Maybe 46 posts does not constitute an all out epidemic, but this is just one
    thread. There are hundreds of posts with this same problem but just listed
    under different threads. I know because I have read them all trying to solve
    my problem. And I'll be willing to wager that there are hundreds and hundreds
    more people that read these posts and don't respond or submit their own.

    Has there been any official acknowledgement from Microsoft that Windows Mail
    MIGHT have a problem? Is there any indication that a fix is in the works?

    I have tried all the suggestions given in this community and still have
    trouble. When I delete an email the actual wording in the message section
    disappears but the sender, subject, date, time, etc. still remains as an
    email with a generic message that reads:
    "Message could not be displayed
    Windows Mail encountered an unexpected problem while displaying this
    message. Check your computer for low memory or low disk space and try again.
    -Windows Mail"

    I might add, I do NOT have low memory or low disk space. This seems to be a
    Windows Mail (or Vista) glitch, not a hardware problem.
     
    C.L., May 29, 2007
    #51
  12. I have managed to clear my deleated items box after a backlog of 300
    undeleatable messages and numerous tries
    Leave "out box" open, right click on deleated items folder and choose
    deleate. For some reason it does not work if you open deleated items folder
    I was deleating one at a time then all of sudden deleated items folder emptied
    Now what ever I put in folder deleats ok
    Come on Windows, if an engineer with no computer qualifications can solve
    this problem then why couldn't one of your whizz kids. It seems like we are
    left to fend for ourselves, despite numerous error reports and emails to you
     
    Duncan Reidan, May 29, 2007
    #52
  13. CVMax

    C.L. Guest

    Thank you Duncan, your suggestion has worked for me. I still think it is an
    unacceptable solution in the big picture. Microsoft should already have a fix
    for this. When I click delete and then click permanently delete it seems to
    me that should be all I have to do. Why do I have to open a different fold to
    delete something in another folder? Trying different suggestions is NOT a
    professional way to "fix" problems. Come on Microsoft - don't leave your
    Vista users stranded.
     
    C.L., May 29, 2007
    #53
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    TLKpuff Guest

    CVMax
    If you do that same thing with every message you can delete them, one at a
    time. I did it i does work
     
    TLKpuff, Jun 16, 2007
    #54
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    woodchipinc Guest

    This worked great!!! Now should I delete the "Windows Mail" folder that I
    moved to the C:\ directory?
     
    woodchipinc, Jun 30, 2007
    #55
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    Tetramesh Guest

    :

    I HAD TO CLICK ON LOCAL FOLDERS, RIGHT CLICK ON DELETED ITEMS FOLDER, CLICK
    ON EMPTY DELETED ITEM AND DELETE ONE BY ONE FROM THERE, PAIN IN THE @SS BUT I
    GOT RID OF MINE.
    DONNA


    I can confirm that this method works. I had about 60 messages that I was
    unable to delete so I tried the right click method, after deleting about 10
    messages individually it suddenly deleted the whole lot. This is still an
    annoying problem.
     
    Tetramesh, Jul 12, 2007
    #56
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    Diane S. Guest

    Is there a solution to this problem? I can't delete the files from my
    deleted files folder in Windows Mail. I have only used Windows Mail for a
    week.
     
    Diane S., Jul 26, 2007
    #57
  18. CVMax

    brink Guest

    Hi Diane

    This link will have a solution for you. Just read through it and i
    will help. If you do not want to switch to Windows Live Mail, then d
    the "Stuck Deleted Items" section. If that fails you, then do the "T
    Reset Windows Mail" section

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/62560-windows-mail-problems.htm

    Shaw

    --
    brin

    *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
    _http://www.vistax64.com/ (\"http://www.vistax64.com/\")_
    *Please post feedback to help others.*
     
    brink, Jul 26, 2007
    #58
  19. Unfortunately you've run into one of several recurring bugs that
    plague Windows Mail. In the long run, your best solution is to
    upgrade to Windows Live Mail:

    http://get.live.com/betas/maildesktop_betas

    Gary VanderMolen
     
    Gary VanderMolen, Jul 26, 2007
    #59
  20. CVMax

    Terry G Guest

    Thank you Duncan, this one actually helped me. Unfortunately, I didn't find
    your answer until I had 850 emails in my deleted items folder. It did delete
    chucks (15-20 messages) some times, but for the most part I had to do this
    several hundred times to get them emptied. What a pain!

    I still have one in my outbox I can't get rid of. Because of this I can no
    longer send email from that email account. I hope to find an answer soon.

    Like a few others said, I had checked the option to empty deleted items on
    exit and have this problem. My husband does not have that option checked and
    he does not have the problem.
     
    Terry G, Aug 19, 2007
    #60
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