Email stuck in outbox and can't delete.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Bill S., May 24, 2007.

  1. Bill S.

    Bill S. Guest

    I've got an email stuck in my Windows Mail outbox folder. It will not send
    and will not delete. It was also blocking other emails from being sent. I'v
    spent at least 2 hours on phone with computer manufacturer support as well as
    ISP support trying to resolve with no help so far. The had me delete and
    reload email accounts several times but did not help. I can send emails now
    but that original stuck email is still stuck in outbox folder and I'm afraid
    will continue to cause problems. Help, I'm not a techie.

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    Bill S., May 24, 2007
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    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Cal Bear '66, May 24, 2007
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    Julian Guest

    and follow the instructions.
    Julian, May 24, 2007
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    Riley Guest

    Riley, Oct 7, 2007
  5. Bill S.

    Average User Guest

    I had this same problem. Any email with an attachment 2MB and larger would
    get stuck in the outbox, and continually be resent (dozens of times).

    FIX. The fix for me was to
    By default it is set to one minute. Even with cable modem the uplink speed
    just wasn't fast enough for send a big attachment in 1 minute. I bumped mine
    to 10 minutes (the max) just so I'll never have to deal with this again.

    Microsoft should change the default on this & put something in help on this
    issue. I spent hours figuring this out.
    Average User, Oct 8, 2007
  6. Changing the server time-out setting should not be necessary.
    This problem is probably caused by your antivirus scanning
    the outgoing email. Email scanning is redundant and should be
    Gary VanderMolen, Oct 8, 2007
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