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Q: Outlook Express not loading emails

OE is being a pain, yet again. When I open the program, it loads fine, however the emails do not. Nothing shows up in the body of the email (but the mouse pointer has the hourglass, as if it is loading when I place the cursor over it) yet nothing ever happens. Thoughts or suggestions?

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A: Outlook Express not loading emails

I am having this same problem... I just came on here to look for a solution and saw this so I just said it in here.

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My Sent Items and Inbox folders became filled with emails on Tuesday and I was unable to send or receive emails until I removed several thousand old emails from both folders (which I did, then the system was running fine again as of late Tuesday). I discovered this problem when I attempted to send 3 emails with attachments, making the emails around 5 megabytes each in size (I did not realize that the recipient's system could not handle any email more than 2 megabytes - thus, my Outlook Express kept trying to send these emails every 1 minute for 3 hours until I discovered the problem). I had to delete around 100 email notifications that the recipient could not receive emails at that size and that my email boxes were full.

I corrected these problems and relocated the emails from my Outlook Box to Drafts (until the recipient can change his settings).

All day Wednesday (yesterday) I was able to send & receive emails without a problem. This morning I was sending & recieving as well, then all of a sudden, I was unable to receive any emails. When Outlook attempts to receive, I briefly see a box with the number of emails attempting to be received, then I get an Unknown Error message. I am able to send emails without any problem and my Internet connection has been stable all day.

I've rebooted, turned on & off Outlook. I even disconnected my Internet connection, then reconnected it. I've checked my Outlook settings and they are fine. I also turned off my ... Read more

A:Outlook Express Won't Receive Emails - but Sends Emails with good Internet Connection

Hi rherrygers

Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

Have you attempted to logon to your ISP's mail server to see what messages are still on the mail server along with determining the size of the messages?
Outlook Express may be timing out trying to download a message that is larger than normal.
Did you also send yourself a copy of the message with the attachment?

Can you post the exact error message please?
If the Send/Receive window is not appearing, you can make it appear by double clicking the area marked in red here:
When the Send/Receive window appears, click the Errors tab, right click on the error message and select Copy and paste the error message here.

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I just installed Microsoft Outlook on my new 64 bit Laptop running Windows 7.

I am trying to import my previous emails from Outlook Express6 which is installed on another computer running Windows XP

I copied all account settings from my old computer to my new Laptop

When I start import/export wizard it gives me the following error.

No Internet Accounts were found to Import

I want to transfer all Email account settings, messages, emails and contacts from Outlook Express 6 to Microsoft Outlook.

Can anyone tell me how can I do it?


A:How to import Emails Accounts Settings from Outlook Express 6 to Microsoft Outlook?

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I use OE 6 on my desktop running XP pro, but use Outlook 2007 on my laptop running XP home. I cannot receive attachments sent from my Outlook 2007 to my OE 6 when I send it to myself. They are stripped off, not even showing an attachment. The attachment comes through to other recipients as far as I know, INCLUDING my alternate email address (through at&t). So OE 6 receives the attachment when I send it from my default email account to my at&t account, but not when I send it to from and to my default account. I have checked with my email provider, who has checked the server (IMAP) and they do not see any problem--the attachment is on the server. I have already unchecked all potential blocks under the Security Tab--image blocking and attachment blocking--and am operating in the Internet Zone. And, as far as I know, I am receiving attachments from everyone else in the world. I know there are ways to work around this problem, but it is irritating and I have concerns that my email attachments to clients may be unknowingly blocked. Also, I cannot receive those attachments on my Blackberry either.

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Suddenly, Microsoft Outlook won't send or receive emails, but Outlook Express will. It's not the default---- cuz I turned that on. Any ideas?????

A:Outlook won't send/receive emails,Outlook express will.

Do you get an error message?

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I have a friend who just purchased a Windows 10 laptop.

It came with Office 365.

She has for many year been using Outlook Express in Windows XP.

She wants to move all of her outlook express emails (and sub folder of the Inbox) to the Outlook program on the new windows 10 computer.

Is this possible ??

I have succeed in getting her address book exported and imported but cannot find any info or instructions on how to move the emails and folders.

I do remember that some years back I did a transfer from outlook express XP email to a Windows 7 computer running outlook. But I seem to remember having to have some kind of special software to make this possible.

Can anyone tell me if I am wasting my time or is this transfer a possibility ?

She really does not want to give up all of her old emails.

Thanks in advance,

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I've got MS Outlook 2010 on my Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop of the same vintage, which I upgraded to Windows 10 earlier this year. Everything was working fine until a few weeks ago when Outlook stopped loading my two Hotmail accounts.

Whenever I open the software, it comes up the error message 'Disconnected' and a warning sign in the bottom right-hand corner of the page.

I have tried the repair function in Outlook but after running a diagnostic, it tells me (rather unhelpfully) that there's a problem connecting to the server.

All suggestions welcomed!

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i have just got a new pc with windows 7 on it and have installed office 2007
my old pc was windows xp and outlook express 6

how do i get the emails from my old pc into outlook 2007 on my new pc?
i can copy the pst and dbx files but are these the right ones and wht ever i seem to do i can get outlook 2007 to import the emails

thank you in advance


A:how do i get emails from outlook express 6 into outlook 2007?

I don't use Outlook, but I'd think the general procedure would be to:

1: Export from Outlook Express to location X

2: Open Outlook, use the import function, and navigate to location X.

Is that what you are doing?

Can you export in more than 1 format? If so, try another format.

It's also a good idea to make manual copies of all of your Outlook Express files (dbx, etc) in case your corrupt the originals during the export/import process.

Email export and import functions haven't improved in the last 10 years, so welcome to reality. I hate changing email programs for that reason.

There are applications out there designed to convert DBX to PST, but I don't know if they are required.

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I just recently added a second, larger Hard Drive and didn't format the old one I had in here before so I could attach it later and pull the old files off onto the new one and then format it. Is there anyway to find the old emails in the Inbox, etc. from the older drive?

A:Outlook Express Emails

You would have to get in Outlook and save them, then import them onto your new drive.

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Hello experts,

Please help.

This morning after receiving emails then close the outlook then open back again and all my emails of 3 years are gone totally.

I tried going to the Documents and setting to find the DBX files but they are not there anymore,so they are totally deleted from folder.

Can some experts guide me to recover back all the emails or is it gone forever.

Thank you very much.

A:Outlook Express 6 emails all gone

The OE Message Store is hidden.

Please do the following to be sure you were in the right place.

You need to have Hidden files and Folders showing.
At the top of any folder(My Documents for example) click Tools>Folder Options>View tab.
Scroll down the list and place a check next to "Show Hidden Files and Folders" then click Apply and OK.

Click on Tools>Options>Maintenance tab>Store Folder.
On the Store Location box, highlight the address by pressing the Tab key on your keyboard.
Press Control+C (both at the same time) to copy the address to the clipboard.
Click Cancel on all boxes and close OE.

Click on Start>Run.
Press Control+V (both at the same time) to paste the address into the command line and click OK.
The Store Folder containing all the DBX files should open.

The data they contain is not usable outside of the OE program and they can be easily damaged.

Let us know what you find.
Also, check in your Recycle Bin for files with a BAK extension with the same name as the folders you have in OE. For example: Inbox.bak, Sent Items.bak, etc.


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If this has been posted already then I spologise for my repeat query, but here it is.

My friend has a laptop running Windows 2000, with OE6 running on it. Everything was working fine until Windows downloaded a new update, at which point all of his internet explorer favorites were gone and all outlook settings were back to default. No messages, contacts, nothing.

The user profiles in Documents and Settings also differ. Before, there was one profile for his account, John. Now, there's also John.E500. I have imported the emails and contacts back from his old profile to the new one, and the internet favorites, and everything worked fine.

Now, he called me this morning and said the problem had occurred again, all emails and contacts lost. Could someone who knows about OE6 please give me some advice on how to stop this from occurring?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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I installed an old HD in my new PC as a slave. It still has the old Win98 OS and data on it. I am trying to find out how to access the old emails from Outlook Express on this drive. Is this possible? If so, where do I need to look.


A:Old Outlook Express emails

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Dear Sir/Madam,

My OS is Microsoft XP Professional SP2.

How do I back-up my filed Outlook Express emails ?

Yours sincerely


A:Outlook Express emails

This item from the Microsoft Help and Support knowledge base should provideall the information you are looking for on backing up Outlook Express e-mails.How to back up and recover Outlook Express dataregards,Koan

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I have a user who's using Outlook Express 6 to send out emails to groups. The thing is, at certain times, people who are on other groups will receive the emails not intended for them.

For example: Say we have a NJ group, a CT group and a FL group. She sends an email to the NJ group just fine. Then sends an email to the CT group, and then the FL group. Suddenly, members of the NJ group write back asking to be unsubscribed from the CT group, and the FL group... but none of the CT or FL group emails...

Here's the interesting part. I go to the email that user01 from the NJ list received of the CT group. (I know this because when he replied, it had the subject in the email...) Going into the properties, I choose to see the source for the message. Since all of these are sent out BCC, that's the only way to do it. Anyway, user01 from NJ isn't even on the list of the email he received. I wonder if this is an Outlook Express issue, or maybe something higher up? Say maybe on the server?

Does this sound familiar to anyone? I haven't had a chance to sit down with her and actually see what she's doing, but I thought that I'd ask around and see if anyone has any ideas.


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A:Outlook Express and too many emails

When you send mails using groups, its OE that interprets the groups and substitutes the e-mail addresses before it is actually sent to your servers. So this surely is an OE issue.

Your ISP may have an upper limit on the number of receipients per mail. Are you exceeding that limit and throwing your ISP servers off-balance?

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I have been having troubles getting my emails.
I do PTR and am not receiving all the emails they send me. This is recent.
I will have about 50 emails in the site inbox, but only about 6 come through to my Outlook Express.
I have the free versions of AVG and Zone Alarm.
I have talked with my ISP and they said there are no new SPAM filters and everything is fine on their end.
It is happening with several different programs. There is one yahoogroup I belong to and I don't seem to be having any trouble getting those mails.
I ran Spybot a few days back and had trouble with it after using the immunize function.
I don't know what other information you might need, that is all I can think of.
Please help.

A:Not getting all emails with Outlook Express

You might just have a view settings problem. Try view, current view then make sure show all messages is highlighted and not something else.

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I have a lot of emails in my .dbx file, couple days ago I got an error message: Outlook express could not open this folder. I applied another version of Outlook Express 5.5, but the same message. Does anyone have any thought about method for recovery outlook express?

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Hi there,

I have an Outlook Express DBX file over 2GB. Suddenly, I can't see the emails.

I need to retrieve the emails.

I tried to import it using Windows Live Mail = NO GO
I tried to view them using MailView.exe = NO GO

Thanks for your help,

A:Cannot see emails: Outlook Express DBX > 2GB

If no one has a better solution, there are 3rd party programs that solve the problem. I don't know of any free ones. If you didn't try it, search *.dbx.

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email problems how do i stop receiving emails on my lap top as well as on my home computer.

A:outlook express emails

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I am trying to retrieve emails from outlook express from 2004 without the old harddrive. Is this possible?

A:outlook express emails

Hi jonahmikey

If the messages are on the old hard drive, the answer is No. You must have the source containing the data you want to recover.

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I have an eight year old computer and am using Outlook Express for my emails. Recently I think I got a virus because several times my emails just get deleted for months at a time. Now my emails are getting stuck in the outbox and I have to manually go in an delete every one every time I send one. Also my sent file is gone and shows nothing in it. Can you please help! Thank you. Tobi

A:Help with Outlook Express emails

Hi Tobi and welcome to TSG.

Most likely is that your Sent Items folder was over-full and the DBX file corrupted.
You'll need to go into the OE Message Store folder and generate a new Sent Items.dbx.

Follow these instructions to locate and open the Message Store.

You need to have Hidden files and Folders showing.
At the top of any folder(My Documents for example) click Tools>Folder Options>View tab.
Scroll down the list and place a check next to "Show Hidden Files and Folders" then click Apply and OK.

Click on Tools>Options>Maintenance tab>Store Folder.
On the Store Location box, highlight the address by pressing the Tab key on your keyboard.
Press Control+C (both at the same time) to copy the address to the clipboard.
Click Cancel on all boxes and CLOSE OE.

Click on Start>Run.
Press Control+V (both at the same time) to paste the address into the command line and click OK.
The Store Folder containing all the DBX files should open.

Find the Sent Items.dbx and delete it. Note: If there were messages in it you wish to try recovering, MOVE it to the desktop instead of deleting it.
While in the Message Store, additionally delete the Outbox.dbx.

Open OE and try sending yourself a message.


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Same emails clogging my OE.
5-6 of the same emails are coming in.
How do I stop this?

A:(Outlook Express 6) 5 -6 Same emails

There is a few ways.

Block the senders.

Click the message (DO NOT OPEN E-MAIL OR ATTACHMENTS) the go up to message, block sender.


Get a program to do it.
I personally don't like them but I know many people here use them and they work.

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Hi there,

I have an Outlook Express DBX file over 2GB. Suddenly, I can't see the emails.

I need to retrieve the emails.

I tried to import it using Windows Live Mail = NO GO
I tried to view them using MailView.exe = NO GO

Thanks for your help,

A:Cannot see emails: Outlook Express DBX > 2GB

If no one has a better solution, there are 3rd party programs that solve the problem. I don't know of any free ones. If you didn't try it, search *.dbx.

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Emails from January 22 through Feb 11 disappeared from the Inbox folder in outlook express 6.0.

They were not accidentally deleted as far as i know of, but they are not in my deleted items box or any other created folder. There was no restore of a backup done... Delete items not set to automatically delete.
I have no clue what happened to them and never seen it before and im not computer illiterate.

If anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated
Thank You

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I need to rebuilt my c: drive and I want to back up my emails. The hitch is that I cannot open Express at this time. That's one of many reasons I need to rebuild my c: drive. Where can I locate a copy of all emails in Express? Isn't it usually a .txt file or something?

A:Backing up emails in Outlook Express

I believe you your looking for *.pab and *.pst files.

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Hi guys, I have just swapped ISP from my old freeserve (wanadoo,orange) broadband to sky. The problem is I want to still be able to access my old email a/c I have had for years. I used to use outlook express and wanted to still be able to use this program, however since changing ISP I still receive emails but cannot send any as I get the error,

The connection to the server has failed. Account: 'pop.wanadoo.co.uk', Server: 'smtp.wanadoo.co.uk', Protocol: SMTP, Port: 25, Secure(SSL): No, Socket Error: 10060, Error Number: 0x800CCC0E

Can anyone help?

A:receiving emails now I have new ISP in Outlook express

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Okay, this is the problem that has topped all the other problems I've had over the last few days. So there I was, checking my e-mail and it asked if I wanted to compact some emails (to make more space) so I chose yes (this may have nothing to do with the problem but I'm just saying it just in-case), I closed the program and went onto the internet and my computer randomly shuts down.. I load windows back up and then poof. all my inbox email gone when I open up Outlook Express. They're not in the deleted folder nor any other folder for that matter. I wouldn't mind but all my deleted emails are still there as I wouldn't have cared if they would have vanished but I had really important email that I needed to reply to.

So now, I've found where all my e-mails are stored but their in .dbx and .bak format. When I try to import them back into my email client, it restores all my deleted messages but not any from my inbox. This gives me the feeling that my inbox messages may be corrupt.

Is there any way I can repair these to open them back up in windows outlook express?

Any help would be really really appreciated since I need these emails back a.s.a.p.

Thanks everyone!

A:Outlook Express Emails Disappeared!

You can try to access them using a program called Mailview available at MajorGeeks.

edit: at least it used to be - worth a look

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IE8 - using Outlook express for email.

I've noticed a possible pattern for years regarding spam which seems to be along the lines of things I've googled, but that's not my current concern.

Within the last week, I've received 2 bogus emails which appear to be from contacts in my address book, but the emails are not, by a long shot, anything the contacts would be likely to send.

I'm using AVG free. Also use Spybot.
Is there any particular scan software I should run, and has anyone else noticed anything similar as of late?


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Some time ago (2-3 months), Comcast changed their server port numbers. Since then, I have been unable to send emails but can receive okay - the POP server port number wasn't changed. When I use the new SMTP server port #, the error message says that the server doesn't recognize my email name. When the old port # is used, the message indicates the server cannot be found. I have been through all the fixes that Comcast can come up with and they say that it is in the program and there is nothing more they can do. Also, my wife has her own email identity on this computer and it works fine. All the settings for both are exactly the same.

My computer no longer gets free tech support, so I must pay for a fix. I am running XP, SR 3, on a HP Media Center PC m7250n.

Thanks for the help.

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Hi all this problem is driving me crazy . I recently had to have my windows re-installed. I had been using bt as my internet provider and changed to a dongle form three. My outlook express now only receives messages but when I send I get the following message..."The connection to the server has failed. Account: \'pop.helenogrady.co.uk\', Server: \'SMTP.helenogrady.co.uk\', Protocol: SMTP, Port: 25, Secure(SSL): Yes, Socket Error: 10060, Error Number: 0x800CCC0E\"

I downloaded software from "Errorteck" which stated would fix the problem but unfortunately that has not helped.

Thanks in advance

A:cant send emails fm my outlook express

Hi Ernie,

The POP and the SMTP details for this account will be relevant to your email address. For example then:

My Yahoo mail server address (for my yahoo.co.uk address) is:
* Incoming mail server (POP): pop.mail.yahoo.co.uk. Use SSL, port: 995.
* Outgoing mail server (SMTP): smpt.mail.yahoo.co.uk. Use SSL, port: 465.

My Hotmail mail server address (for my Hotmail.com address) is:
* Incoming mail server (POP): pop3.live.com. Use SPA, port: 995.
* Outgoing mail server (SMTP): smpt.live.com. Use SSL, port: 25.

So if your email account is not configured correctly for your address, you're going to find that you get all-sorts of errors.

I would imagine then, that you are trying to setup Outlook Express to capture the emails that come through from the helenogrady.co.uk/contact site?
It appears that Submarine built the site using a CMS so I am unable to get your email address from the site. Anyway, I digress. First thing to check if you cannot send emails is your SMTP. If Submarine set this up for you, I would Contact Submarine and ask them to confirm the SMTP details for your incoming emails.

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Have lost about 4 months of emails from my Inbox. Searched *.dbx files and all that comes up is the current inbox folder. My computer is scheduled and does a weekly systems backup and a my documents backup, could my missing emails be buried in there? What can I do to recover/restore these important emails?
Thanks in advance for your input and help!

A:Need Outlook Express 6 help - lost emails

Hi janmomx3

Have you tried a System Restore and then searched for .dbx files?
Where does the System Backup place your files? Have you searched in that location?

When doing a System Restore, you can undo the System Restore and revert back to the current status.
If the System Restore brings back the Inbox, you can copy the Inbox.dbx file to a flash drive then undo the System Restore and return to your current status.

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Can receive emails but cannot read them, they will not open. I think that this problem may have something to do with the following error message I get on booting: D\CONTENT\WIN9X\WIN98SE\WSEresume.inf. I previously downloaded and installed IE6 but it didn't work so I reverted to my previous installation of IE and it was then that I started to get the above error message (after trying to reinstall Outlook Express from my Win98SE disk.) I have searched for WSEresume.inf on my Win98SE disk without success.

Also, when clicking on the IE icon on my desktop my Internet Dialler screen appears trying to access the Net, accompanied with error messages relating to MSIMN(?) etc.

(A few months ago I successfully upgraded my OS to XP Home Edition but it "fell over" so I reinstalled WIN98SE and have had nothing but problems since).

A:Outlook Express 5, access to emails

I believe that D\CONTENT\WIN9X\WIN98SE\WSEresume.inf is the result of a failed security update. Get your security update and try again. Let us know what happens, please. That will help others down the line.


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I'm working in an NGO in China, and when we send our newsletter out using groups (instead of individually), the receipients get hundreds of emails, filling up all their inboxes. As you can imagine, they get really upset. Some of these contacts are really important, and we don't want to upset them.
Does anyone have any idea why this is happening?

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Does anyone here know anything about Outlook Express? When I send emails out, recipients receive the same message over and over, sometimes throughout the day as if the system were programmed to send the message out on the hour. Can anyone help me?

A:Outlook Express MUltiple Emails

Hello and welcome to TSF

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This is one of those really weird problems.

I have a PC on which I have Outlook Express as the email client.

A few days ago I noticed that I could not delete any emails that have attachments. Emails without attachments can be deleted as normal. But emails with attachments simply just sit there after being "deleted".

I am not an expert on Outlook Express as I use a Webmail client for my principal email account. So the solution could be quite simple, perhaps a setting or a tick-box or something equally embarrassingly easy.

If there are any Outlook Express experts out there I would be grateful to receive your advice.



A:Outlook Express - Cannot delete emails

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I am having some issues with gmail so I opened outlook express which I never use anymore, it is pulling in emails from a year ago that I have no idea where they are coming from. I have deleted emails from the gmail web client which I use for the emails. Kind of scary that these emails have somehow resurfaced.

A:Outlook Express finding old emails

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I have got Windows Xp Professional and Outlook Express 6 running on my computer.

I have recently (last 1-2 weeks) noticed that my computer occasionally comes up with a blue screen and say's Hardware Error, Computer halted.

Not sure if this is connected, but found I could not connect up to remote server for the Internet using Outlook Express. However after reseting my computer a number of times, can connect to the Net, but notice that all my email folder Files are empty:-
Inbox,Sent Items etc, files are empty?

How can this happen any idea's please?


A:Outlook Express 6 On XP Clearing Emails?

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Hello Again,
I'm running outlook express 6 on my XP Pro PC. I was browsing through old email sent by someone when all of a sudden the hour glass appeared. I waited for it to stop but after around a minute it was still there spinning. So I opened Task Manager and saw that the CPU was at 100%. Then I looked at the processes and saw that msimn.exe was using more than 200K in Mem Usage. After around another minute the hour glass was still there spinning and I couldn't get Outlook Express to respond so I ended the msimn.exe process in Task Manager. This finally shut down Outlook Express. However, when I opened Outlook Express again I found that my Inbox only goes up to 11/29/12. I have lost a years worth of Incoming email. My Sent folder is up to date but my Inbox has lost all of that email. I looked in Deleted folder but it's not there. I'm hoping this can be reversed with some expert advice. Can anyone please help?

Thank You,

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A:Lost emails in Outlook Express

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I have lost my inbox emails in Outlook Express 6.

I believe I can get them back with the .dbx file but cannot find how to restore the .dbx file.

Does anyone know please?



A:Restoring emails in Outlook Express 6

Look in your Recycle bin for Inbox.bak.
If it's there, that's the backup file created during the last compacting and can be used to restore the Inbox.
Send it back to the OE Message Store folder.
With OE closed, rename Inbox.dbx to Inbox.old, then rename the Inbox.bak to Inbox.dbx.
Reopen OE and check that your messages are back.

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A long time ago, perhaps about three years, I posted a question asking how to transfer all the saved mail from my Outlook Express program, and then transfer it to another PC. I am certain that I posted the message in the Tech Support Guy forums, but when I go to my account and check for a list of all my past posts, I cannot seem to find them. Is there a way to look back at all the posts I have made on this forum in the past, and see the responses?

Anyway, I remember that I had some answers as to how I could carry out the swap of mail from one PC to another, but I cannot remember the exact details and want to do it again.

I have looked at some of the other posts associated with this topic, but the methods being described are nothing like the way I recall being told to do it.

As I remember, I had to enable a windows file option that allowed me to view all hidden file extensions, then navigate through my C drive folders until I found the ones that store my mail. I then copied these entire folders to a CDR and transferred them to my other PC.

Can anyone tell me if I'm imagining all this, or is there a way to carry out this process similar to the description that I have just given?

A:Backing up Outlook Express Emails

You're not imagining it.

You need to have Hidden files and Folders showing.
At the top of any folder(My Documents for example) click Tools>Folder Options>View tab.
Scroll down the list and place a check next to "Show Hidden Files and Folders" then click Apply and OK.

The address for the Message store is C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{random GUID number}\Microsoft\Outlook Express.

Or use one of the following methods to find it.

In OE,
Click on Tools>Options>Maintenance tab>Store Folder.
On the Store Location box, highlight the address by pressing the Tab key on your keyboard.
Press Control+C (both at the same time) to copy the address to the clipboard.
Click Cancel on all boxes and close OE.

Click on Start>Run.
Press Control+V (both at the same time) to paste the address into the command line and click OK.
The Store Folder containing all the DBX files should open.
Alternate method if you only have one Identity:

Search the hard drive for *.dbx.
Be sure to search for Hidden files and Folders.
Open the folder containing the DBX files.
If there is more than one folder containing DBX files, open the one that contains the DBX files that are named the same as the folders in OE.

Make a quick copy of the DBX files.
Click Edit>Select All.
Click Edit>Copy
Go to the Desktop and right click an empty area.
Select New>Folder from the menu. Name it Mailbackup.
Open Mailbackup and click Edit>... Read more

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Have had an adware issue, which is now resolved, but I can no longer receive emails with Outlook Express. Can send emails no problem but can only receive via webmail.

Have checked settings and they all seem correct.

Tried to send myself test emails and found in the Activity log of Norton Anti-virus - 'Unused port blocking communications'
Details: Inbound TCP Connection
Remote Address, local service is (,41722)

Can you help as it is far easier to retrieve emails with Outlook Express.

A:Outlook Express won't receive emails

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Hi, I need some help please from the Tech Angels here...

I can't seem to send and receive emails via OE. Every time I attempt I get the following error message:

"Your server has unexpectedly terminated the connection. Possible causes for this include server problems, network problems, or a long period of inactivity. Account: 'pop.ntlworld.com', Server: 'pop.ntlworld.com', Protocol: POP3, Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Error Number: 0x800CCC0F"

I have contacted NTL broadband technical support and was told it's a problem to do with my operating systerm - Windows XP Pro. Their website status said they had been working on the problem for the last day or so and it's now stating it's RESOLVED....but I still can't get or send any emails! I did have a glitch where I had to do a system restore after I lost all internet access after changing my mouse! but it all worked afterwards even the email. Anyone got any ideas???? please........

A:Outlook Express Agro with Emails!!!

Here is a link to a help site for the error you are getting. Try going through their trouble shooting steps.

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These microsoft virus laden emails are killing me. You know, the ones that are trying to delete Norton? Half my emails are these. Is there anyway to block senders in Outlook Express? I know Earthlink's email program will do this but I am not too hot on their software and would prefer to keep using Outlook Express. Any ideas?

A:Can I block emails? Outlook Express

Tools/Message Rules/Blocked senders list

You can add e-mail adresses to your blocked senders list and any mail from them will go to your deleted items folder automatically.

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Below is a copy of the error message I receive, my settings have not changed at all and they are the exact same when I am at work. I can send emails from work, just not from home.
The connection to the server has failed. Account: 'XXXX', Server: 'smtp.XXXXXXXX.net', Protocol: SMTP, Port: 25, Secure(SSL): Yes, Socket Error: 10060, Error Number: 0x800CCC0E
Anyone have a similar error? I am using Comcast at home and Verizon at work.

Comcast told me each time I talked to them to use port 587 instead of 25, but when I do that, I get a different error.

A:Cannot send emails from Outlook Express

I had the same problem around 3 years ago, I can send e-mails from work and then when i brought my laptop from work to my home i wouldn't be able to send any e-mails.
All this has to do with your outgoing mail (options). DO NOT change your incoming, and where it says outgoing type: smtp.comcast.net
also do not change the ports. So, you have to use 2 outgoings, one when you are at work (with verizon) and another one when you are at home: smtp.comcast.net.
Sorry but there is not only one outgoing, that would be perfect, but not everything is perfect.
I hope it works for you,


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I am about to F Disk my PC--& I want to save all of my outlook express folders & emails.

Where do I find the files that store my emails so I can save them to a disk & reinstall once I repair my hard drive.

I NEED to make sure I am getting ALL my emails, as I can not afford to lose ANY of them!!!.


A:Outlook Express-saving All Emails

I've never tried what you want to do, so I don't know if this will actually work. The following is a Microsoft site concerning file corruption of Outlook Express.But you have asked where the files are stored, so this is an easy way to find them.The only section you need to be concerned with is the first one-Understanding Outlook Express Files.The directions on getting to the files are there. I suppose you could copy them to a cd or back up drive,and then after you finish with your disk, move them back to the OE file. Just make sure you write down the path to the files so you can copy them back into it. Someone else may be along with another idea for you. The info is HERE

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I can't delete any emails in the sent item folder or the in box. I recently deleted about 7,000 sent emails form the sent folder and then emptied the deleted item folder. Any help would be appreciated or even a point to right direction to look for help.

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I am running Windows XP Home and I am using Outlook Express 6 for my email. It seems like I am loosing some emails. Is there a setting under "optiions" somewhere that will allow me to change when it deletes emails? I'd like it to say "never" as I don't want any emails to go away.

Thanks for your help.


A:Outlook Express 6 seem to be loosing some emails

Any ideas??
Thanks for your help!

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