Attn: Bruce Hagen



sharpie
07-09-2005, 11:22 PM
Bruce Hagan

Thank you so much :)


IT WORKED !!!!!!
Susan



-------- Original Message -------- Subject: Fw: Microsoft Outlook Express 6
Date: Mon, 09 May 2005 07:56:52 -0300





----- Original Message -----
From: "Bruce Hagen" <Nospam@mymail.invalid>
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Sent: Sunday, May 08, 2005 10:31 PM
Subject: Re: Microsoft Outlook Express 6


> If no other replies work, move all mail from the Inbox that
> you want to save to a local folder you create. Then:
>
> Tools>Options>Maintenance>Store folder will reveal the
> location
> of your Outlook Express files. Press the Tab key to highlight
> the folder location, then Ctrl+C. Close OE, then
> Start>Run>Ctrl+V will put the location in the box - Click OK
> and you'll see the OE files. Otherwise, write the location
> down and navigate to it in Windows Explorer.
>
> In WindowsXP & 2K, the OE user files (DBX and WAB) are by
> default
> marked as hidden. To view these files in Explorer, you must
> enable
> Show Hidden Files and Folders under Start>Control
> Panel>Folder
> Options>View.
>
> With OE closed, find the DBX file for the folder in
> question {Inbox.dbx} and delete it. A new one will be
> created
> automatically when you open OE and all messages not moved
> will be deleted.
>
> Do not archive mail in default OE folders. They will
> eventually
> become corrupted. Create your own user defined folders for
> storing
> mail and move your mail to them. Empty Deleted Items folder
> regularly.
> Keep user created folders under 100MB, and Default folders as
> empty as
> is feasible.
>
> After you are done, follow up by compacting your folders
> manually
> while working *offline* and do it often.
>
> Click on Outlook Express at the top of the folder tree so no
> folders are open. Then: File>Work Offline (or double click
> Working Online in the Status Bar).
> File>Folder>Compact all folders. Don't touch anything until
> the compacting is completed.
>
> In Tools>Options>Maintenance: Uncheck Compact messages in
> background
> and leave it unchecked. {N/A if running XP/SP2}.
>
> Bruce Hagen
> MS MVP - (IE/OE)
> ~IB-CA~
>
> "sharpie" <sharpe@hfx.eastlink.ca> wrote in message
> news:OclIIMBVFHA.3312@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> Wow, I'm really confused here with these replies :(
>>
>> Anyway, the emails that I can not remove are in my OE
>> Inbox. They have been there for a month or so, I've done
>> everything possible to get rid of them. Every time I have
>> new email I have to be careful not to touch those two as
>> they will freeze up my email and therefore I have to
>> re-boot to get back into it. Nothing has worked thus far,
>> I'm a bit worried here because this OE is one that I use at
>> my employment and it's loaded with important emails/folders
>> etc. I can not lose any of these emails, this is my
>> concern.
>> I'm not at work here, I'm at home on my personal PC (both
>> OE are the same)


Attn: Bruce Hagen