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Outlook Express crashes when I try to find messages!

Q: Outlook Express crashes when I try to find messages!

Hi,

I'd be very grateful for any help on this. I have outlook express which was working fine but the other day I noiced it kept crashing, just locking up when I click on a particular email I got.

I ingored this and just left it in my inbox but now when I try and use the find messages search, it crashes and locks up.

What can I do to rectify this problem?

Thanks

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A: Outlook Express crashes when I try to find messages!

Try this:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/community/columns/oerepair.mspx

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I thought I posted this before, but I can't find it. I appologize if this is a dupicate.

I had some major computer problems, as a result of which many of my programs lost their configuration information. One of the things I lost was my address book and saved messages in Outlook Express (Ver. 5.50). I'm pretty sure I didn't lose any data, just the ability of the program to find it.

Can anyone tell me where these files may be, what they could be called, and how to get them back into OE? I had my OE email divided into a number of folders, if that is important.

Thanks.
Harry Dreier
 

A:Outlook Express - how to find lost address book, messages

Harry,

Have a look at M$KB 270670 How to Back Up and Recover Outlook Express Data
 

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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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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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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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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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Hi all,
I recall being able to add the "find and replace" option to OE a while back. I think it was linked somehow to Microsoft Word or Notepad which has this option. I would like to remove (<<) from forwarded emails directly in OE rather than having to cut and paste to notepad and remove the (<<). I know my old imac's OE had an option to "clean up text" or simular which removed all the quotes. I don't see this in todays OE for XP though.

I do recall there being a tweak that added this function though.
Thanks in advance,

Monker

A:Outlook Express Edit>find>(find And Replace?)

I've never noticed that option, in OE.Just a suggestion, but I find StripMail to be faster, than using Word.StripMail is a FREEWARE utility that: * Strips the characters ">" and "|" from forwarded e-mails. * Formats the text into paragraphs, making it easier to read. * Changes the text's right margin, by indenting. * Can be used with any e-mail client.

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I've been having problems with Outlook Express 6 (XP Pro). Any new messages I receive will not be highlighted or bolded. The only way I know is by hearing the audible alert, seeing an updated number in parentheses next to the folder name or noticing the closed envelope icon next to the message.

How do I fix this?
 

A:Outlook Express 6 - new messages not highlighted

Maybe the folder is corrupted. Try this.
FIX CORRUPTED EMAIL FOLDERS OE
You may be able to fix the problem like so
In OE tools>options>maintenance
Click on store folder. Now highlight and copy the long address you see there. Be sure to copy the complete address all of it will noT be visible.
Go to run and paste it in ok. Now you will see all the OE folders
Delete the DBX inbox folder. A new uncorrupted one will be
created the next time you open OE. Move all the emails in the inbox because you will lose all of them with this procedure
 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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WinXP SP2

I use Outlook Express as an email client. Under 'Local Folders' I have probably 15 subfolders, and most of those have sub-subfolders, and some of those have sub-sub-subfolders.

Some messages vanished - I have no idea where they went.

For instance, I have a 'pending orders' folder as a subfolder to my inbox folder. Messages in the inbox stayed, but messages in the 'pending orders' folder have disappeared - the folder is empty.

Another example, I have a 'Nissan' folder under 'Local Folders'. The 'Nissan' folder is empty. I have an 'Orders/Net Stuff' folder with several subfolders. The 'Orders/Net Stuff' folder and all of the subfolders are empty.

I did not delete these messages, they just vanished. All in all, I have lost probably 2,000 messages out of the 15,000 messages stored. All the folders are still there, organized in the same manner, but some folders have been emptied.

I've checked the actual folder locations - For instance, "C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{EF678184-310F-4A05-B543-A23898D84F9C}\Microsoft\Outlook Express\Nissan.dbx"

The 'Nissan.dbx' folder shows it contains 51.9 MB of data... so the messages are still there. When I right click on the 'Nissan' folder in OE, it is pointed to the above address... so why don't the messages show up? Where'd they go?
 

A:Outlook Express - Some Messages Vanished

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I use Hotmail and have it as an account in Outlook Express. When I receive a Hotmail message, it shows up twice in Outlook Express. How can I keep it from doing this? (When I am in Outlook Express and go to Tools>Accounts>Mail, Hotmail is listed only once.) Thanks, grandpaw7
 

A:Outlook Express--duplicate messages

I don't use Hotmail, but it may be becuase Hotmail has a separate inbox. See Known issues with Hotmail
 

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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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cannot delete outlook express messages.

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I have updated Norton Antivirus and scanned hard drive with no viruses detected. My email, Outlook Express, keeps downloading the same messages over and over. I delete them and remove them from the deleted items folder but they keep downloading. And, sometimes each message is duplicated.

Any ideas?

Barb
 

A:Outlook Express downloads same messages

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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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I hope this is a simple question...I have Windows 98 with Outlook Express 6. When I open my Outllook Express, it posts how many new messages I have that are un-read. I have been told, that if a virus/worm is in the message, it will be in my computer. So here is my question: When I open the listing page, which lists all the new "unread" messages in order, then the ones still in the listing as previously viewed, I notice the first message is displayed. Does this not cause a problem, if it is already open, as the first message always shows. In fact, when I try to delete, I cannot, unless I highlight the message, and it is pasted in front of me. How do I not open messages, just reading the heading, and using the delete button? Same with these messages when they are sent to the deleted folder???
Thanks in Advance,

Geof
 

A:Outlook Express 6- deleting 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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Hi there,
I have xp pro and use outlook express 6. Every time i close out of my email program i get the following message followed by a 'ding' sound

"To Free up Disk Space Outlook express can compact messages, this may take up to a few minutes."
It gives me the option of OK or Cancel. I always hit cancel but i don't want that message to pop up at all. i want to close out of outlook express without that message coming up. It didn't always do that. It's annoying. What would happen if i said ok? What does the message mean and how can i keep it from popping up. Thank you so much for helping me.
Eileen
 

A:outlook express 6 compact messages

All of your email is stored in a single file on your hard drive. When you delete messages and empty the trash, the file becomes "fragmented" similar to how your entire drive becomes fragmented when you delete files and download new ones.

Clicking the OK button basically defrags your Outlook Express mail file. It MAY empty your trash folder, but other than that, it doesn't delete anything from your inbox, etc...

I would say that clicking OK and letting it run will not only clear up some space on your hard drive, it will make the message go away in the future.
 

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After sending e-mails in Outlook Express using Bcc, how can I know to whom I have sent them since I can't see anything written in the source (unlike when sending them using just the To: or Cc? Thanks.
 

A:Sending messages using Bcc: in Outlook Express

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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.
Mark

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Can't delete messages in Outlook Express 6 with XP. Hitting DELETE has absolutely no response - no message or anything. SHIFT-DELETE works. I tried completely reinstalling Internet Explorer 7 and Outlook Express with the same result. This is occurring concurrent with intermittently not being able to receive any messages - "encountered unknown error" - see previous posts and responses on this topic. Any ideas would be appreciated

A:Can't Delete Messages In Outlook Express

Sometimes that can happen if the Deleted Items folder is damaged.Move all messages you might want to keep out of the Deleted Items folder and into another mail folder you create. Close OE, then delete the file Deleted Items.dbx in your Identity's store folder. OE will create a new one when you re-open OE.

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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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HI All,

When i try to access a email in Outlook i get the follwoing error messages:#

- One or more parts of the message could not be displayed.

When o ok this error i get another

- There was an error opening this message.
There is not enough memory.

I am running windows xp with 4gb of ram and no other applications are running to drain the memory.

Any ideas please help.


Patrick..
 

A:Outlook express 8 error messages

What version of Outlook are you running? From Office 2000, 2002, 2003, or 2007... and with the Business Contact Manager, or without?
 

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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When I receive a message with attachment that has been forwarded several times I have to open each message to get to the attachment. Is there a quick way to open the attachment without having to open each email?
 

A:Outlook Express Forwarded messages

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I tried doing what it said to backup all the messages by compacting the files, but I couldent find the file it compacted. It never told me where it put it, and dident let me name it. So I poked around for a while and ended up finding the area where it saves all the messages in C:\Documents and Settings\Timma\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{2169B9EC-C551-4F4D-A3F0-316B50FA458C}\Microsoft\Outlook Express
After seening lots of files that matched the messages in OE I figured that I could save all these files, then replace them after reinstalling WINXPHE. The old operating system was WINXPHE too, the computer just needed to be cleaned up. Anyway, after placing them back in their original spot it wont detect anything like i was hoping, am I missing something? Plz help, I really need these to come back. Thanks in advance.
 

A:How do I restore old messages to Outlook Express

Hi MrFuzz

Almost there!
With Outlook Express closed, go back into that directory and delete the Folders.dbx file.
Restart Outlook Express, a new Folders.dbx file will be created and your folders and messages should show.

Check these steps:
In Outlook Express
Tools > Options > Maintenance tab
click the Store Folder button to see the path where the Identity keeps its .dbx files.
Close Outlook Express.
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Open Windows Explorer, navigate to that directory, delete the Folders.dbx file for the Identity.

Move or copy the saved .dbx files into that directory.
Verify the file attributes are not Read-Only.

Restart Outlook Express, your folders and messages should appear.

Let us know what happens.
 

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I'm running XP Home SP2 and Outlook express with all the windows updates. Now when I go into OE my new messages come in fine, but when I exit out and then go back into OE the messages are GONE! Completely gone in all the folders! I have ran Ad-Aware and the sytem is now clean and I did a complete scan with Mcafee and it came back clean as well. Everything else on the PC seems to run fine with no problems, has anyone seen this problem before or know what's going on??

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A:Outlook Express deleteing messages?

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I just installed broadband ([email protected] - cable) 4 days ago. My previous ISP for many years was AOL (good riddance!), which has it's own e-mail system, so I'm not very familiar with Outlook Express. I've noticed two anomalies:

1) It sends some messages twice (recipients have told me so). I have noticed on more than on occasion that after composing a message, clicking the Send button, and closing the compose window, the Outbox still shows a message in it. When I open the Outbox, the message goes...apparently again. Why does it not go (or does it?) when I click Send, and if I've clicked Send, why is it still in the Outbox?

2) I have checked the option to capture e-mail addresses on messages I reply to...but it doesn't. ??
 

A:Outlook express sends messages twice!

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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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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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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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