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Q: outlook express not loading new email messages

hi,

i am running xp home, and my outlook express will not receive new emails. the error message says the following:

your pop3 servier has not responded in 300 seconds. would you like to wait another 300 seconds to see if it responds?

i will attempt this for 3-4 times, but the same thing happens. i then get a new error stating:

Your server has unexpectedly terminated the connection. Possible causes for this include server problems, network problems, or a long period of inactivity. Account: '******', Server: '****, Protocol: POP3, Server Response: '+OK', Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Socket Error: 10053, Error Number: 0x800CCC0F

any ideas?

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A: outlook express not loading new email messages

THis is straight from the horse's mouth.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;813514

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All of a sudden, all my email messages disappeared in OE, all of them. All the folders and their contents.

I looked in the stored area for the dbx files and they are gone too.

I suspect, the Inboox file may have been excessively large.

Is they any way, any software that i could use to recover those dbx files. I have serached the files I have on the computer and all I can find is a back 'Identities' file up I made in 2009

I could sure use some help

A:Lost all email messages in Outlook Express

Did you check the location
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{Identity-GUID}\Microsoft\Outlook Express\ .dbx

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Title pretty much says it all.
Does any one have an idea how to do this?

 

A:how to import aol email messages to outlook express

The last I heard AOL uses a proprietary file system for storing e-mails and address books. I am also not aware of any freeware that works with more recent versions of AOL. I did find one company with a Google search. They are selling a $24.95 software package that is supposed to do the job. I have never used the software and can not speak for how well it works or ease of use.

http://www.connectedsw.com/Overview/57266
 

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I've been using earthlink's email pgm and am switching over to outlook express. I was able to transfer my addresses okay but now want to transfer over some of my email messages. I was able to save my earthlink email messages to a csv file but OE doesn't seem to have an option to import a csv file. Is there a way to get OE to import a csv email messages file?
 

A:importing email messages into Outlook Express

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I wonder if anyone knows in what order email messages are filed in the folders in Outlook Express? I have set up folders for all my email messages but it seems they get filed at random, and in no apparent order. I was trying to get them filed so that the latest messages are on top (as in Yahoo Mail), but I searched all over and couldn't find a way of doing this.
Any suggestions? Thank you.
 

A:Solved: Outlook Express Email Messages Organizing

Hi toujours

If you would like the most recent messages to be listed at the top, click on the Column header Received, clicking it again will toggle the order from Ascending to Descending.

If in View>Current View, "Group messages by conversation" is checked, then the messages will group themselves and be a bit harder to locate by the date. Deselect the "Group messages by conversation" so that the most recent messages will be easier to find.

Let us know if this works for you or if I am off the mark

For more information on Outlook Express, see this site:
http://www.tomsterdam.com/index.htm
 

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After upgrading from Win 98 to XP Pro, all the mail messages stored on the pc have disappeared from OE6 local folder. A serch has found them stored in the "Application Data" folder which doesn't appear in Windows Explorer (why?) and an attempt to drag the files in OE6 will only result in a New Message window being opened with the file as attachment. What do I have to do to import those files back to OE6 local folder?
Any help greatly appreciated!!
 

A:(Solved) import email messages in Outlook Express

Welcome to Tomcat10

Have a read of
M$KB 313055 OLEXP: Mail Folders, Address Book, and E-mail Messages Are Missing After You Upgrade to Microsoft Windows XP
 

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I log into email account for yahoo. Screen opens and it shows Loading... I am using a Vista Home Premium PC. There is nothing on screen but blank page. You see the headings menu in inbox. But, cannot see the inbox and mail. Is there a registry fix or regsvr32 script that I should run, or is there some type of .dll problem? Help or suggestions is greatly appreciated. Thank you...
 

A:Email inbox show loading messages. Unable to view messages

You have not said what browser you are using so I will just give a guide using IE8.

The most common fix for this problem seems to be to delete your browsing history, cookies, etc. With the browser open click on Tools, Internet Options, then select Delete under Browsing History, on the next page uncheck all the boxes and click on Delete. Give it a minute or two to complete and then reboot the PC.

This will have deleted all your saved passwords so you will have to enter and save any you use.

This address will go directly to the mail page, if you get stuck, and you could also try using the refresh button.

http://uk.m.yahoo.com/p/mail?4=N
 

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using OUTLOOK EXPRESS 5.

sometimes, outlook express beeps after checking for messages, states 1 or x messages received at the bottom...

and when i go to in box, there are NO new messages.

any ideas?

i've updated and run norton antivirus and no viruses found...

HELP!
 

A:outlook express 5 - messages received, but no messages in in box

hello, Do you have any mail(s) blocked ? They would come in to the trash can intead
 

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I mainly use Outlook 2000, however, in order to get a number of Hotmail messages onto my computer's HD, i synchronised Outlook Express with Hotmail. I now have messages from a folder I have on Hotmail on my hard drive too.

A search revealed that this folder (and presumably all messages in it) is stored under C:\Windows\Application Data\Identities\{00B31680-0793-11D3-A398-C0610D677E39}\Microsoft\Outlook Express.

I copied the .dbx file named hotmail - [folder name].dbx to my desktop. I went in to Outlook 2000 file>import blah blah blah, but it wont let me import .dbx files

soooooo.....is there anyway to get my messages from hotmail from this specific folder into outlook 2000? i no longer need the folder in hotmail and will just delete it as soon as i have a permanent copy on my hard drive in outlook 2000. im assuming that since the dbx file is on my hard disk with all the messages (which i can read offline in outlook express) that i wont need to set up outlook 2000 for hotmail synchronisation ?!?
 

A:Exporting Hotmail messages from Outlook Express to Outlook 2000

Somehow, I don't think you'll be able to do it:

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q234/7/04.ASP?

Oh, but take a look at www.slipstick.com too, if you want to check their input.
 

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When WIN XP atrts up, error reads: "spoolsv.exe - application error - Exception in privileged instructions at location 0x66f46798". Too high tech for me! Bypassing this, I, cannot print any messages (emails) in Outlook Express (or Outlook). Get error:
" Error line 1343" If I DO hit debug a yellow arrow points to a line that starts with a colon. I can probably copy and paste that line here if needed.
Comments: No spyware, no viruses, because of other problems , reverted back to IE6 (from 7).
Please note: Word and Excel docs all print fine. I can copy and paste the email into Word if necessary. Outllook sends and receives normally, it is only the print function failing.
In Add/Remove did a repair on Office 2003, nothing changed. Googled spoolsv.exe and some think it is a virus (I don't).
Another error that came up (once) was simply: "c:\program files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe" If this file is missing, can I just copy it from another XP unit here and put it into place without further screwing up the works?
Any help appreciated - if further info needed (like a screen grab of the debug instructions) please advise.
Jim
 

A:Outlook and Outlook Express Print error messages

Delete Windows' temporary files using My Computer > (C:\) > right-click > Disk Cleanup and remove all except "Office Setup files" and "Compress old files" (Office setup used to maintain Office, Compress old takes to long).

After this is done on the "Tools" tab in the same area run Scandisk (restart required) followed by Defrag (after at least one complete restart) and see if the error condition clears up.

This all around, all purpose troubleshooting tip can sometimes resolve issues of an indeterminate origin. I checked Microsoft's Knowledge Base for "0x66" under "Outlook Express 6.0" and "All Products" and found nothing relevant. The Knowledge Base is at http://support.microsoft.com (FYI).
 

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I'm trying to read the e-mails from my old Windows 98 computer on my current Windows XP computer but I haven't been able to figure out how to successfully do this. The e-mail client on the Windows 98 machine was Outlook Express 6 and the one on my current XP computer is Outlook 2002.

I followed the instructions listed on the Microsoft support site (Article ID: 270670) for backing up the data from Outlook Express which left me with a folder of .dbx files (Inbox.dbx, Drafts.dbx etc) which I then burned onto a CD and transferred over to my XP computer. My problem is that now that I've done that I'm not sure how to get Outlook 2002 to import that folder of .dbx files or recognize it. I googled it but didn't find any helpful results other than links to expensive conversion programs. So could anyone here offer any help on the matter? Thanks in advance.
 

A:How do I import messages from Outlook Express 6 into Outlook 2002?

Update: I realized that Outlook can't open the .dbx files and that Outlook Express has to export them to Outlook. However, when I tried this it only exported the messages in my "Sent" folder and none of the messages in any of the other folders, including Inbox.dbx which is about 500MB in size so I know the messages are in there. Any advice on what to do next?
 

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send receive receive is good--cannot send messages

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Hi all,

I recently got a new windows 8 computer. I previously had XP. My XP machine had Outlook Express installed. My new Windows 8 machine has Outlook 2007. I would like to import my messages from my XP computer into my new W8 Computer.

I have exported the messages from OE and they are .DBX . How can I add the .DBX files to Outlook? I have have tried many different ways, but none have worked.
Thanks

William

A:Importing Messages from Outlook Express, to Outlook

I do not think you can use the DBx files but take a look at this
Import your messages or account from Outlook Express to Outlook - Outlook - Office.com

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Hello,

I know procedure for backup and restore my email messages from outlook express.
Now I want to switch to Microsoft outlook and I wonder if it is possible to transfer messages from outlook express to MS outlook 2003?

I assume it is possible since both products are from Microsoft, but I'm not sure about exact procedure.
Can anyone give me an advice?

Thanks
 

A:Transfer messages from outlook express to MS outlook

In Outlook, go to File > Import, and it will bring up a wizard to help you to select where to import the messages from.

Carl
 

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Something prompted the Boss's Laptop last Friday to reboot. He said something this morning about "Office Exec will reboot the computer in 25 seconds". When it restarted the Laptop, he's messages in the In-Box where outdated. Some were in there from 04. None of 06 were in it.

We're running 2K prof on a laptop. We have Norton AV running on it, and it's up to date. What is a good tool to run to see about Spyware that could be on this machine. I've seen several remarks toward HiJackThis on this forum.

Would this be a good tool to determine spyware or other problems running on this laptop?

Regards,
 

A:Outlook Express 6 - Messages Gone

pfiltz said:

What is a good tool to run to see about Spyware that could be on this machine. I've seen several remarks toward HiJackThis on this forum.

Would this be a good tool to determine spyware or other problems running on this laptop?

Regards,Click to expand...

Hi ... Have a view at this site below ...

http://www.fixyourwindows.com/windowsxpsolutions.htm

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My computer has a problem. All my .exe files do not work. I can't open any programs. Here is my question: I need to find all my e-mails in order to transfer them to another computer so I can reformat my drive. How do I do this? The computer is running XP with outlook express version 6.

Thank you so much.
 

A:How do I get outlook express messages?

Outlook Express keeps email in .dbx files...Inbox.dbx, Sent Items.dbx, etc. To find them, first make sure to "un-hide" hidden files by opening a folder, any folder, and going to Tools>Folder Options>View tab and putting a check mark in "Show hidden files and folders," click OK.

Then do a search of the hard drive for "*.dbx" (without the quotes, with the asterisk and dot). Since no programs will open, and you cannot, therefore, open OE>Tools>Options>Maintenance tab>Store Folder button to find out which folder it's using for email messages, your best bet is to save all .dbx files you find. After the reinstall, using OE's Import feature, figuring out which is the right dbx file is a matter of trial and error.

The address book, if you want to save it, is a .wab file. Same method as above only search for "*.wab" and save them all. Don't save "wab.exe"...that's just the executable and does not contain any addresses.

When you're ready to import the data back into OE, be sure to get all the Windows updates first. Often OE will refuse to import data until it has been updated to the same point the OE that created the data was.
 

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For some unknown reason my OE messages will not display. All my subjects are still listed but clicking (highlighting) them does not result in the message being displayed. Just as disturbing, or more so, this is also true of all messages store in folders in OE. I have also just discovered that I can not compose messages in OE either. I can address them, enter a subject, but not get into the message body to type my message. Note also when trying to read messages when I move the curser over the message body an hour glass occurs along side of the curser as if another program is trying to load. No matter how long I wait the message never occurs. Using IE 6 with OE. It has been working fine for years up until the past week. Thought about trying IE 7.0 beta to solve the problem but being a beta am not sure if I want to try that. Still getting my email through my isp and Thunderbird but I need info from those saved messages in my folders. Any help with this will be appreciated.
 

A:Outlook Express messages

Try a repair of IE 6, make a restore point before you try just in case.

http://www.theeldergeek.com/repair_ie6.htm
 

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Until recently, when I opened OE the last message previously received would be at the bottom fo the list and new ones received scrolled up from there. Now when I open OE. The oldest message at the top is the one that appears and I must scroll through all of them to get to the most recent previous ones and the new ones so that they can be read. I would like the program to open at the most recent message. What caused the program to change and how can I reset it to what I prefer? Thanks from a newbie.
 

A:Messages in Outlook Express

Hi Bus Driver
Welcome to TSG

Click on the Column header for Received and it will change the order from descending to ascending. Clicking on the column header again will toggle it back and forth.
 

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Hello.
I have a large email group - over 200 names - in Outlook Express Address Book. A number of outdated email addresses bounced back to me. I wish to remove them from my Group. But OE seems to list only names, not email addresses. I cannot find a way to search by email address. Therefore I am faced with the task of looking up each name's properties to see if it's the email I need to eliminate.
Surely there must be a better way!
Or should I just find a better program to use? If so, suggestions?
Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Removing email addresses from Outlook Express Email Groups

you can always use the contact search bar at the top, enter the email, then that corresponding contact should appear. delete that contact and it will be deleted from any groups.
 

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There must be a better way to find what has already been written on this subject, without creating a new thread.

I have Windows XP and Outlook Express and suddenly I cannot send messages, but can still receive them.

A:Cannot send messages on Outlook Express

But you have created a new thread?
What is your Email provider? or Internet Service Provider (ISP)? Google the Email provider and Configure Email settings for Outlook Express. Check you settings against what they suggest. Or you can contact the Email provider and have them walk you through it.

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how can i transfer outlook express messages from old computer to new outlook express?
Thanks
 

A:outlook express messages transfer

have a look here http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/
particularly at http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/backup/
and
http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/backup/simple.htm
http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/backup/clone.htm
 

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I'm using XP. When I double click a message in the in box, it opens to a screen about half the area of the monitor. I can easily get it to expand by clicking the maximize button, but I have a lot of e-mail and it is a bother. How and where do I change toe proper setting to correct this?
 

A:Viewing Outlook Express Messages

When you double click a message, drag the edges of the message window that appears to the edges of your monitor, all 4 sides. Then close it normally. Each time you now open a message, it should open at the size you just left it.
 

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How do I fix error 0x800CCC0F in outlook express 6?
 

A:outlook express will not let me receive messages

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I just reinstalled windows 98, and I can't seem to be able to import my old email messages into outlook express. I had saved the messages in a folder on my other hard drive (both .mbx folders, "in," and "out," over 5mb's of them.) I can't get them to import- any ideas?

------------------
Windows Haiku:
Your file is missing.
It may have been important.
But now it is gone.
 

A:How do I import messages into Outlook Express?

What version of OE are you trying to import from/to?

Have you tried the Import option from the OE File Menu?

What errors are you getting if any?

OE 4.x uses *.MBX and *.IDX files for the mail boxes (OE 5.x uses *.DBX). Did you save the IDX files also?

Sorry to post so many questions, but the answer to these questions will help us resolve your issue quicker.
 

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When opening a message in outlook express all I get is an hourglass after installins sp2Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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When I close Outlook Express I get a message offering to compact messages to save disc space. This has only recently started to appear.

Any idea why this should suddenly start to appear?

I really don't have many mesages in any of the folders as I regularly delete anything unwanted. Also is this a good thing to do as there is no help item associated with this message to explain it?

(NB did recently install SP2 but nothing else altered as far as I know)

A:Compacting messages in Outlook Express

As I understand it, OE stores messages within a database, which tends to grow in size and degrade the perfomance of OE. According to one source I checked, even deleted messages that are removed from the folder take up space in that database. Compacting your folders will REMOVE all the records that you have deleted.I do not know why this message is now appearing, unless you changed something in OE. I regulary compact messages in Email folders.Hope this helps,Regards,JohnVide:http://www.thundercloud.net/infoave/tips/compacting/

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Hi there!

I have a load of Outlook Express files / emails on a CD as a .pst file. How can I upload them on to my new PC (Outlook Express, Windows XP PS2)? It won't let me import them.

Any help appreciated!!

If I can get my old PC to work again should I export them as dbx files?? It was definitely Outlook Express I was using on the old machine.
 

A:Uploading messages to Outlook Express

PST files belong to Outlook, an entirely different program to Outlook Express (despite the name similarity)
 

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Howdy,

When I go to the deleted items section of Outlook Express I have 85 messages listed.

How can I delete all the messages at once ?

As of now I am highlighting the last message and clicking delete. I than get a pop up screen asking if I am sure I want to delete the message. I click yes and the message will be deleted and it moves on to the next message.

I would think there is a way (I just can't find it) to get rid of them all at once instead of going through the above process 85 times.

Could someone please advise me ?

Thanks for your time,

Dennis

A:Deleting Messages From Outlook Express

Open OE, then your deleted items folder.At the top of the page, click on EDIT.From the menu that opens, choose 'Empty Deleted Items Folder'.Confirm that you want to delete.They'll go bye-bye.note: You don't even have to open the deleted folder. Deletion can be done while you are looking at the inbox or any other folder. Just follow the procedure above.

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For no apparent reason (no changed to hard or software) can no longer delete messages from outlook express folders. Deleted items folder is empty. Need an urgent solution, hard disk capacity exhausted! Error message, with yellow triangle, is as follows:

The selected messages cannot be deleted. An error has
occurred.
 

A:can't delete outlook express messages

Hi JandC
Welcome to Tech Support Guy Bulletin Board

Sounds like some maintenance of Outlook Express is needed:

Tweak your Identity:
Tools>Options>Maintenance tab, remove the checkmark for "Compact messages in the background"
This a default setting each time a new identity is created. The use of this setting is discouraged as it can cause loss of messages stores and folder corruption, see next.

Your Deleted Items.dbx file may be corrupted.

With Outlook Express closed, Start>Find>Files or folders, key in "*.dbx" (without quotes). Locate the Deleted Items.dbx file and rename it to Deleted Items.old.

Relaunch Outlook Express and a new Deleted Items.dbx file will be created.

Outlook Express Maintenance:
1)Disable any virus scanners you have running.
2)File>Work Offline
3)File>Folder>Compact all Folders
Leave the computer alone until the task is completed.
If you have more than one identity, you will need to perform the above steps for each identity.
Compact your Folders and messages once a week, more frequently if you use Newsgroups.

Let us know if this resolves your problem or not.
 

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I let my folder get so big that I cannot open it, or delete it, or anything. My computer just freezes up and I have to do ctr/alt/delete and get out of it. Any suggestions?
 

A:Outlook Express cannot delete messages

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I'm trying to move Outlook Express message files from an old computer running Windows 98 to a new one running Windows XP. The version of Outlook Express in both computers is version 6. I tried using the backup/restore method outlined in the MS Knowledge Base, but it doesn't work. Any suggestions?
 

A:Moving Outlook Express Messages

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Hi - new here pls bear with me
Am on XP and OE 6. Some of my OE folders are showing empty but when I look at the dbx, they seem fairly large as tho they actually do have the messages in them. Dunno if related, but my computer came down while OE was up. Help please...? Thanks. Alison.
 

A:Outlook Express 6 not showing all messages in DBX

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I got a question....why am i gettin my email messages doubled?? For instance, today i recieved 129 emails, and they were all doubled. So if I got one email that said "Contact Me" there would be another one that said that as well. So i have 2 of every email message. Whats up with that??

Also, i dont know how, but when i emptied out the "deleted items" bin, a lot of my new email messages were deleted as well. There was an important email there. Is there any way i can get those emails back and/or prevent this from happening? Thanks in Advance.
 

A:Double Messages In Outlook Express

Was this with a Hotmail account???...This is caused by having two conflicting (not the right word) things...You need to ewither 1) UNcheck option to Go directly to my inbox or 2) Uncheck option to "Send and receive message at startup"..OE>Tools>Options>General(tab) for both options

Re: 2nd part of the question..Yes if you haven't compacted your folders you can recover virtually ANYTHING(message) in OE using DBXTract----->DBXTract (free) ...But I have to ask why an "important" message was in the deleted items folder..
 

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My Dell Inspiron 8100 went into hibernation before I could plug into an outlet. When I rebooted, all the messages in my inbox were gone. More frustrating/perplexing is that Outlook will no longer retrieve messages from my Mindspring server. When I ask it to "Send/Receive Messages," it looks for the server, finds it, and starts to download messages. The line that shows progress initiates, but then everything freezes up. Messages don't come in, and I'm unable to get out of Outlook w/out Cntrl-Alt-Deleting.

I've tried shutting off my Norton Anti-Virius software, I've spent 2 hours trouble shooting w/Dell and with Mindspring. To no avail.

Help?!

Susu
 

A:Outlook Express 6 can't pull in messages

In your subject you say Outlook Express but in your post you say Outlook. Those are 2 different programs, can you clarify that. Version numbers may also be of value.

A general response would be to delete the emails at the server in case one of them is corrupt and stopping the others from coming in. If that is something already tried, perhaps you could also list everything else you tried. It would be helpful to not duplicate things that did not work. And are there any error codes?

sekirt
 

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Hi all.My Outlook Express is receiving messages, but doesn't show them until I click the Send/Rec button on the toolbar.How can I get the messages to show without me needing to do this?Thanks for any help.Mod Edit: Topic moved to more appropriate forum~ TMacK

A:Outlook Express Is Not Opening Messages

Hi Bone Idol.It's been a very long time since i've used OE but is it set to go directly to your inbox folder on startup? (Tools>Options>General Tab). It would also need to be set as your default mail handler if I remember correctly.

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Outlook express will not delete messages. Does anybody know of a fix for this?Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Outlook Express Will Not Delete Messages

Do you wish to delete all messages, some messages, or messages in a particular folder (s)?
Regards,
John

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I've just copied my emails from one PC to another (and from W98 to XP),
apparently successfully. BUT even though I can now see the text etc of all
my messages in the viewing box at the bottom of the
screen, I can't open them or enlarge them or reply to
any of them. Any ideas how to remedy this?

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I have tried many times to kill the "Compact Messages" nag in Outlook Express but nothing seems to work. The suggestion of changing the registry value to "0" in "Compact Chect Count" merely resents the count but doesn't stop the nag from reappearing. I have changed the default location of my emails to another HDD so that all my information and emails don't disappear when windows crashes. (I've learned this the hard way, believe me.) Nonetheless other forums have tried to convince me that if I don't compact the messages when I am TOLD to do so, the world will come to an end or at the very least, the mailboxes will get corrupted. This is true but only after the dbx indexes have reached upwares of 2 to 3 gigabytes. Even then, there are recovery programs available, so I'm not too worried. An addition irritation is that the warning message comes up when exiting Outlook Express but when I click on the "Compact now" button, I am rewarded with the notification that the files are in use and the operation cannot be performed. No wonder Microshaft removed it from subsequent versions of Windows despite it being the most popular email client in the history of computing and attempting at least to drive us all into the cloud...probably the WORST idea in history. (Regardless of how safe they claim it is, I wouldn't store my dogs medical history on some unnamed, unknown server which can easily hacked by any number of unscru... Read more

A:Outlook Express 6.0 Compact Messages Nag

You can't stop the "Compact Messages" dialog. It's built in to the program and will pop up every 100 times OE is opened.
As you apparently know, you can reset the counter to 0, but that will only delay the pop-up.
The only way to make it semi-permanent would be to have the counter reset each day with a scheduled task.

The "other forums" that have tried to convince you to compact are giving you, at least partially, good advice.
You don't need to do it on OE's schedule, but you DO need to do it.
Compacting the database files is needed to keep them working properly.
When you move or delete messages, the data stays in the DBX file and merely gets "tagged" for later removal by the compact process.
If you don't compact it periodically, the file size will continue to grow with data that won't be displayed because it's been "tagged".
Every time you open that folder, OE has to "look" at that data to generate the display. Eventually you'll reach a point where OE will just choke on it and either refuse to open or dump the DBX file and generate a new one.

This is true but only after the dbx indexes have reached upwares of 2 to 3 gigabytes. Even then, there are recovery programs available, so I'm not too worried.Click to expand...

If you want to keep those messages, you SHOULD be worried. A DBX that gets over 200MB is far more likely to corrupt. You can get away with larger files if you d... Read more

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Can someone tell me how to retrieve the messages I lost in Outlook Express? I was in a newsgroup, and noticed everybody else had a different identity. So I thought I'd change mine. Now I cant find the messages I had in the main program, and there is no option to select the newsgroup. Help!
 

A:Lost Outlook Express 6 messages

Hiya

Was the newsgroup a paid or free group?

If it was paid, then you may have to subscribe again. If free, that one may have died.

Is it the messages in the newsgroups that you have lost, or your emails?

Regards

eddie
 

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Hello there,

I have another issue with outlook express 6. When a message is sent, it goes to the outbox and just stays there, it's bold for a 3-4 sec then is normal text (the like you get when you've opened an e-mail). But the thing is outlook keeps that particular message in it and the receipient gets the mail 5-6 times. and it's not shifted to the sent items either. so any solution to this problem? Please.
 

A:Outlook express 6 outbox messages

You probably hav a damaged outbox DBX.
Open OE>tools>options> maintenance>store folder and copy that long address. Be sure you copy all of it.
Go to start>run and paste it in.
The OE folders will be there. Find Outbox DBX and delete. A new one will be created when you
open OE again an empty one. If you want to keep any messages in there move them to another folder first
 

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When I turned my computer on this morning, Outlook Express locked up and had to be shut down. Upon restarting the program, I noticed that about a month's worth of mail was missing (from Oct 12 to Nov 15).

I've spent all day trying to find a solution. I've identified the location of the OE Files and tried copying the files from my inbox to another folder and then importing them. This resulted in duplicates of the files that were there when I started, but the missing messages were still missing.

I also tried renaming the old inbox, creating a new inbox, and copying the data from the old to the new and then using the new one. Interestingly, although I attempted to copy everything from the old to the new, the file size of the new one is much smaller. But my missing emails are still missing.

If anyone can recommend an inexpensive solution to this problem, I would appreciate it. We're a nonprofit animal rescue and the emails I lost included all of the applications on a litter of puppies I'm fostering, so I'm very anxious to recover them.

Thank you!

A:Missing Messages In Outlook Express

Which email provider are you using? Perhaps your POP settings are off. Go into account setting and see if all information is correct.

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The strangest thing just happened. Yesterday I stored an incoming message in an Outlook Express mail folder along with about 200 other messages, and today when I went to look for that message, all the messages I had to date were gone.

I have a PC, with adequate HD space and 2 GB RAM, all my updates for Win XP.

I am truly puzzled and cannot figure out how, only that folder had messages disappear.

Help please.

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Problem started today. Can't delete messages in inbox or deleted folder. I get a little box that says can't delete, there is an error. Doesn't tell me what error is. Haven't downloaded anything in a few days. Running xp pro, ie 8, all systems go until today. Does anyone have any idea what error could be, and how to fix? Much appreciated. Insurer
 

A:Outlook express won't delete messages

Maybe you reached the limit of Outlook express. Can you try the maintenance options found under tools/options/maintenance tab. Start by clearing the deleted folder, then run 'clean up now' to compact unused space. Let us know how it goes.

If that works....also advise you to delete old emails not wanted again and compact again afterwards also.
 

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Ok, I have about 400 messages that I deem inportant to me in my outlook express. I would like to save them to a folder on disk and refer to them if need be at a later date. How can I do this? Thanks in advance

Ray
 

A:save messages in outlook express

I have a folder created in My Documents entitled, of all things, 'Saved Emails'. I then click on the email I wish to save, click on 'File' and select 'Save As'. Then navigate to the folder in My Documents, open and click on 'Save'. Unfortunately I haven't figured out a way to save more than one email at a time.

Just my 2 cents worth
 

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I use Outlook Express as my e-mail program. When I receive new messages, ALL of the messages are sent to me in duplicate!! Both messages are identical - same time, date, content. Any clue how to correct this?
 

A:Double Messages On Outlook Express

It's been so long since I used outlook, but if I recall it has something to do with the "synchronization" settings in outlook. Turn it off.
 

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Outlook Express won't receive regular e-mails but seems to receive spam messages. This is on a friend's PC, a Gateway with 256 ram and XP Home version. The outgoing and incoming settings (POP and SMTP) seem to be ok.
The PC is on DSL (SBC) and uses Yahoo. The browser is Firefox, but also has IE

That is one problem. The other is that the CD drive can't seem to be recognized and won't activate software on CDs.

A:Outlook Express won't receive messages

You have your SPAM filter on backwards!

Seriously, I have no idea on this one, it seems almost like you have a filter intercepting the email. Have you tried a different email client, or even WEBMAIL?

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