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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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can not get messages from outlook express to import into windows mail followed directions on export from and importing to but files thatv were copied were dbx files and windows mail does not want to import them need to nknow if there is another way or a way to convert files from dbx to windows mail files

A:importing messages from outlook express

Try this link

Import messages into Windows Mail from Outlook Express - Windows Vista Help

Good luck

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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 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 had my problem for some time and had a work around which is no longer applicable hence I get a white screen where message should be so I don't know what is being said.

My problem started about 6 or 8 months ago on Outlook Express. At that time I was using dial up and changed over to Earthlink.net with their e mail program Total Access. My problem immediately disappeared. One month ago I switched over to High Speed and the person doing the custom install saw I used Outlook Express so he reenergized (non computer word) the program. The custom installer saw my INBOX with about 30+ messages that go back a long way. EACH ONE LINE description was complete, meaning To: xxx,
From: YYY, Subject: ZZZ, and anything else that showns on the ONE LINE.

When I double click on one of the inbox messages I FIND MY PROBLEM! Everything that showed before is shown again, but now greyed out since it has to do with basics. HOWEVER, the text area (where the message should be) is 100% pure white. I have double clicked all 30+ messages and get the same thing,...a pure white screen.

I thought it might have something to do with installing SP-2 on my XP Home Edition BUT SP-2 was installed about 6 months ago and my e mail problem started about 8 months ago.
That is my problem! Can anyone offer suggestions?
 

A:No Outlook Express Messages Are Printed

Hi George-2

Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

So if I understand correctly, you can send and receive emails ok.

The problem lies in that the messages you receive are blank inside?

If you run your mouse over the inside of the message, does anything show up in the highlighted/selected area?

Perhaps your fonts have a white color?

Are you able to create a new message and see the fonts inside?

Let us know.
 

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When running Outlook Express (OE6 and IE8 with WinXP), any attempt to open an email message gets me the following error: "Outlook Express has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."

Tools, Options, Read (tab) and checking box "Read all messages in plain text" allows opening of messages ... but of course, not in HTML.

I have cleared Inbox, Sent and Delete boxes and done compacting. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
 

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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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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 cannot get into my newsgroups on Outlook Express.I keep getting an error code 502. It says check space usage. I can't find anything wrong with space usage. If anyone could advise would be appreciated
 

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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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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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Windows XP Home Edition
Cannot delete messages from in box or sent. Nothing works such as toolbar or right clicking and hitting delete. Have run RegCure, but no help.
 

A:Deleting messages on Outlook Express

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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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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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Hello to all,

I need to format my hard disk and install win xp from scratch. I need to backup all email messages from outlook express (both Inbox and Sent folder). I'm not sure how to do that.
Is there any standard way to do it using outlook itself, or I need to find where these messages are placed and copy that folder?

Thank you

A:Backup messages from outlook express

Hello Mikas

Here is how to do it

Here is how to restore it all

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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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Hello. First, I am not very computer literate. (Sigh). (I'm old!) I have a problem with Outlook Express. It stopped allowing me to click on the hilighted New Messages and see them. It still receives messages, I just can't reach them, they don't show up in the inbox. I was able to finally find them manually, by going into Edit, then Find, then find messages in folder, and putting in a check by "find messages received before", then somehow lucked onto finding one, and it listed them.
I don't know what to do to get the thing to simply display the new messages in inbox. (It displays them in a darker ink).
I would appreciate any help.

I did call my provider, Adelphia, but they couldn't help.

Thanks!
 

A:Outlook Express won't display new messages

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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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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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I'm helping a friend with an Outlook Express problem, but this one has me stumped. Every message she receives automatically has the flag and the paperclip (for attachments) set. There are no attachments, and no rule has been set up to automatically flag messages. Any suggestions on how to turn off the automatic flag and paperclip? She is running Windows XP and Outlook Express 6.
 

A:Outlook Express flags all messages

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I just upgraded to a new computer. how do i get my old messages from outlook express onto the same program on a new pc?
 

A:backup messages from outlook express?

Outlook Express stores emails in .dbx files. You would need to somehow move the files to the new computers, maybe CD-R/RW or a USB key. Then use Outlook Express' import feature to restore the emails. The address book is a .wab file and can be imported in Outlook Express as well. You can use the Search/Find to locate the files. The location of these files varies between Windows 9x and XP and the files are hidden in XP.
 

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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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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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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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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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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 Have Windows XP Professional and Outlook Express 6 on a PC.

I have lost the messages from around 6 or 7 or my Outlook Express folders. The individual folders are still there, under Local Folders as usual, but they are now empty.

I can see .bak files in the Recycle Bin with the same names as the folders, and have tried to import these back into Outlook Express after changing the .bak suffix into .dbx, but without success. I always get an error message that says: "No messages can be found in this folder or another application is running that has the required files open. Please select another folder or try closing applications that may have files open."

Can anyone help, please? Also for my education, is a .dbx file an OE folder file or a message file?
 

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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.
 

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