Outlook Express

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by hot rodder, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. hot rodder

    hot rodder Guest

    I Can't delete any E-Mails I receive. I've been able to move them to the junk
    file, but I can't delete them from there either. Any help would be greatly
    appreciated
     
    hot rodder, Jun 20, 2010
    #1
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  2. [Crossposted to OE General newsgroup]

    1a. Move any messages that you want to keep out of Sent Items and Deleted
    Items folders and into other local OE folders you've created for archiving
    (saving) such messages.

    1b. Move 99% of your messages in your Inbox folder to other local OE
    folders, too.

    2a. Write down the location of your identity's store
    (http://www.insideoe.com/files/store.htm#storemain).

    2b. Enable 'Show Hidden Files and Folders' via Start | Control Panel |
    Folder Options | View (cf.
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial62.html).

    3. Close OE.

    4. In Windows Explorer, navigate to your store folder, find & delete the
    files Outbox.dbx, Sent Items.dbx, and Deleted Items.dbx.

    5. Open OE & compact all folders (ALT+F+F+F).

    To avoid such problems in the future, adhere to the following caveats:

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

    - Empty Deleted Items folder daily.

    - Frequently perform a manual compact of all OE folders while "working
    offline". More at http://www.insideoe.com/files/maintain.htm

    - Do not cancel Automatic Compacting, should it occur, and do not attempt to
    close OE via Task Manager or shutdown your machine if Automatic Compacting
    is taking place.

    - Disable email scanning by your anti-virus application. It can cause
    corruption (i.e., loss of messages) and provides no additional protection:

    Why you don't need your anti-virus to scan your email
    http://thundercloud.net/infoave/tutorials/email-scanning/index.htm

    --
    OE-specific newsgroup:
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.outlookexpress.general

    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jun 20, 2010
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  3. Ǝиçεl, Jun 20, 2010
    #3
  4. [Windows Mail is Vista; Outlook Express is WinXP & earlier]
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jun 21, 2010
    #4
  5. This is a Windows Update newsgroup.
    Outlook Express doesn't have a junk file.
    :I Can't delete any E-Mails I receive. I've been able to move them to the
    junk
    : file, but I can't delete them from there either. Any help would be greatly
    : appreciated
     
    Bickford Shmeckler, Jun 21, 2010
    #5
  6. And OE doesn't have a junk file.
    : [Windows Mail is Vista; Outlook Express is WinXP & earlier]
    :
    : ??ç?l wrote:
    : > You may have better luck finding a proper solution in the Windows Mail
    : > group...
    :
     
    Bickford Shmeckler, Jun 21, 2010
    #6
  7. [Another county heard from...]

     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jun 21, 2010
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