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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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send receive receive is good--cannot send messages

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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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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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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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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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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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I have reformatted and reloaded XP, (saved all my files on an external disc) but don't know where to look for my old email messages.

Where are they filed?
 

A:Outlook Express Messages Lost

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hi,
Yesterday I could not open Outlook Express because of an error message : "The application was unable to open Outlook Express message store" and something else to do with "MSOE.DLL", so I took it back to the store where i bought it from and they reinstalled it.
Today, when i tried to create a message, the error message came up:
"there was an error opening this message. An error has occured."
I cannot reply, send or even open messages.

can someone please help me?
thanks in advance ~!
 

A:cannot create messages in outlook express

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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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'm changing my computer and I want to know how can i export my messages into a file so that I can put them on my new computer

thanks
 

A:How can I expor messages from outlook express

Hi infante and welcome to TSG!

This MS Knowledge Base article will show you the way:

support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q270670

Mike

 

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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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I think I may have received a couple of corrupt e-mails. I couldn't open them or delete them. My computer froze everytime I touched them. I could receive ad send e-mails, and I could delete all othere, except, those 2. Now, I can't delete any e-mails. I followed the directions to delete my deleted items.dbx file, but, which I did, but, I still have the problem. I have Windows XP. I am limited to what I can do so if anyone has any advise, please be very detailed. If you get too technical I won't understand what you are telling me. I appreciate any help. I hate the thought of having to take my computer somewhere.
 

A:Deleting messages in Outlook Express

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I have 2 problems:

1. Several days ago, instead of getting my messages at Outlook Express 6, I instead got this error message:

The server responded with an error. Account: 'Elaine', Server: 'pop.mail.yahoo.ca', Protocol: POP3, Server Response: '-ERR problem retrieving message.', Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Server Error: 0x800CCC90, Error Number: 0x800CCC90

I called up my ISP and they said a message was either too long or corrupted. My incoming mail server is from Yahoo. I have things set up to have my Yahoo messages forwarded to Outlook Express. The tech told me to manually go to my yahoo mailbox and delete messages until my Outlook Express works. I did so and it worked. I thought the problem was solved. It wasn't. I keep getting that error. I started taking notes of what messages cleared the problem and it became obvious that it has nothing to do with the messages. Some are from friends and other e-mails I often get. It just happens.

Could anyone please help?

2. My system gets an error that it's going to shut off in 30 secs I believe is the time listed. It goes off too quickly to write down the error. This has been happening for a couple of months and restoring the computer to earlier didn't help.
 

A:Outlook Express Can't Download Messages

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This is the error I am receiving:
Your server has unexpectedly terminated the connection. Possible causes for this include server problems, network problems, or a long period of inactivity. Account: 'mail.ev1.net (5)', Server: 'mail.ev1.net', Protocol: POP3, Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Error Number: 0x800CCC0F
I'm getting messages that ask if I want to wait or stop. What's causing this Hell?
 

A:Outlook Express not downloading messages!

Go here:

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/nav.nsf/docid/2001060516275506
 

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Does anyone know how to stop outlook express automatically compacting folders when exiting the program? It only happens from time to time but is very annoying as I have a lot of emails and it usually ends up "not responding" part way through anyway.

Thanks
 

A:Outlook express compact messages

Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums​
When posting, always state your OS and version numbers along with names
of programs involved in your problem. The correct answers can depend on
this vital information. If you have Windows XP SP1 / SP2:

OE turns on a feature under Tools->Options->Maintenance uncheck
Compact messages in background. This feature uses 100% CPU time
and slows down your system, while it is active. In addition, if the process
is somewhat interrupted, then the entire message store can become corrupt.

To prevent such corruption, turn off background compaction for each Identity
you have and then compact manually on a regular basis by going to:
File->Folder->Compact all folders.

sekirt
 

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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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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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Help!!! All of the messages in my Inbox are gone. This is extremely critical to my busines. Can anyone help me?
 

A:Outlook Express 6 - inbox messages gone!

try this, oe open. local folders/rt click/new type "inbox"/ok and see if it comes up and has your missing mail.
 

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I have a very large folder in my Outlook Express 6.0 filled with emails that I would like to export to be able to open in Open Office 2.3.1.

I need someone to walk me through this as I am getting the response "error occured while initializing MAPI"

THANK YOU!
 

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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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I get messages transfered from another site to my outlook express

Lately I have been getting this message when I try to send emails.
If I email the companies and let them know I need info sent directly to my outlook exprss, should this stop the problem?

Your server has unexpectedly terminated the connection. Possible causes for this include server problems, network problems, or a long period of inactivity. Account: 'POP.AdvancedAccess.com C21', Server: 'POP.AdvancedAccess.com', Protocol: POP3, Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Error Number: 0x800CCC0F
 

A:Error Messages Outlook Express

Have you installed a firewall lately?

How is the email transfered? This could be a relaying problem and you probably should go ahead call your email administrator
 

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When sending emails using Outlook Express, many recipients receive multiple copies, sometimes throughout the day even if I've logged off. Anyone know why or what I can do to precent that?

A:Outlook Express - Multiple Messages

I hope you don't get this more than once. I tried sending you another email wondering if you have found a solution to this problem. The same thing is happening to me. It's becoming very frustrating.

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Good Morning All,

For a few days I have been getting error messages (0X800CCC15/0X800CCC19/0X800CCCOD) and can't send or receive e-mails. I can access e-mails via webmail. I have contacted my ISP and re entered the e-mail settings to no avail. There was a vague mention of network issues, but nothing has been restored. I have uninstalled the Trend Micro security package but that did not help.

Does anyone have any suggestions, please?

Rob.

A:Outlook Express 6 Error Messages.

It appears that the problem is with the Trend Micro Pccilin package and I await a response from Trend Micro.

Rob.

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I am running windows ME. I get error message with yellow ! triangle saying "The message could not be deleted"
 

A:Cannot delete messages in Outlook Express 5

you may have a corrupted mail folder. If you are lucky, it is the
Deleted Items folder, and not the folder you are trying to delete the messages from.

For a corrupted Deleted Items folder:
- Close Outlook Express.
- OE5+: Locate the file Deleted Items.dbx in the mail directory and delete it. You can
use Start, Find, Files or Folders, "Deleted Items.dbx" to find it. .
- Open Outlook Express again. It will create a new empty Deleted Items
 

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When I receive Email I have duplicate messages of messages received.
Like every thing is sent to me twice.
any ideas what may be wrong? Everything was working fine.
 

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With Windows XP SP2, suddenly Outlook Express won't receive messages from the server. It connects ok (and the internet connection is fine) and attempts to download messages (you see the "downloading nn messages briefly), then reports "an unknown error has occurred...". I unintalled and reinstalled Outlook Express by Microsoft instructions. Then I DELETED all messages waiting on the server to be downloaded, then just sent a new message to myself, and got same error message. No Outlook Express settings have been changed on this computer. SENDING messages works fine - error in just receiving. Double-checked the POP address with the cable provider. I am considering a System Restore. Any other ideas? Thanks a bunch!~Moved from Windows XP Forum~ TMacK

A:Outlook Express Won't Receive Messages

I had this problem a year back. Reset all my accounts, TCP settings, and whatnot. I finally gave up. When the cable co. finally upgraded my service it was discovered it was on their end and they reset my account. The tier one customer service rep. was not help. I had to go further up the chain of command.
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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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Does anybody know how to copy and save outlook express messages in from Vista to another pc using XP?
 

A:Copying outlook express messages

Have a look in the file menu for Import and Export.

You should be able to export the messages then import them on the other machine, unless you mean you want to share mailboxes between both machines, in which case it isn't possible.

If you do want to share mailboxes, look at changing to using GMAIL (which can use to get email from other accounts too) then you can use Outlook express to view the email, but keep it stored online, meaning you can access it from both machines.
 

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I cannot send out messages using outlook express and cox.net. No problem with receiving.
 

A:Cox outlook express sending messages

Hi cindylou882
Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!
Can you post the Exact error message you are receiving when you attempt to send messages?

I am moving your thread to the Web and E-mail forum.
Windows 7 does not have Outlook Express.

What operating system and e-mail program are you using?
 

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MY BIGGEST THANKS AND HUGS TO A CONTRIBUTOR NAMED THROOPER (?).

My Outlook Express 6 has been frozen for months now, can't delete messages due to worm. For several months, I've sought the help from my internet provider, to no avail.

So I found your site, I followed the instructions on erasing the DBX file and like magic, all the messages are deleted.

I am very joyful today after months of agonizing and fear of having to take my computer to the store for repair and costing me money.

The instructions on "pasting" and "running" the file were very easy to follow, esp. for a non-computer-savvy person such as myself.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
 

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How can I retrieve compacted messages from Outlook Express?
 

A:Outlook Express Compacted messages

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In OE 6.0 I would like to remove messages from my deleted file by sender address in one fell swoop rather than clicking one each one and holding down the shift key. Is there a way of doing this. When I have used the block sender function, it not only deletes the message currently received but indicates that it has deleted all messages from that sender. Is this a key to the solution---or if not, what is? Thanks much.

Warren
 

A:Outlook Express Remove Messages

To delete multiple messages from a sender you first need to click on the column to sort by the sender(From heading). Then select the first and the last email while holding down the Shift key and then delete the emails. Note that if you are deleting emails from the Deleted Items folder you do not need to hold down Shift when selecting Delete. If you hold down Shift when choosing delete it permanently deletes the email from other folders like the Inbox or Sent but for the Deleted Items folder its kind of redundant. And as I mention above Shift can also be used to select multiple messages as can the CTRL key to pick and choose emails by holding CTRL down and clicking on each message.
 

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I've been having a strange problem lately. Whenever I try to open messages outlook express they are all blank. I've tried scanning with Spybot/Adware, and even Norton Corporate Ed. all were in vain. Not only are messages I recieve in the inbox are blank but junk mail, sent mail all blank. It may also have a connection to my burning software Nero 6.6 as it experienced problems around the same time, whenever I try to burn a data disk on express it crashes before I get to the menu where you select file you want to burn and I have to end process on taskmanager. Any advise is appreciated.
 

A:Blank Outlook Express messages

This seems to be the most common way to fix it, see if this helps:
Be sure OE is closed.
Click Start-->Run.
Type: regsvr32 inetcomm.dll
Note the space between the 2 and i.
Click OK.

sekirt
 

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