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Slow to delete messages in Outlook Express

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recently my computer has become very slow to delete my read messages in Outlook Express.  All of my messages come into my Inbox.  After I have read them I hit the Delete button and they go to my Deleted Messages folder.  I do refer back to them on occasion and want to keep them.  I have about 10,000 messages there.  Lately whenever I delete a newly read message it takes about 15 seconds to actually move to the Delete folder.  Makes reading my mail painfully slow.  Any ideas?
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Definitely.  Clean out the deleted items.  You could at least sort them by date (click on the Date header) and then delete everything older than six months or so.
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Even better idea.  If you want to save some messages, create a Saved folder and move those which may be important to that folder instead of deleting them.
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Worked like a charm.  I did follow the other poster's advice and created a Saved folder where i kept important e-mails.  I was suprised at how much junk i had in the Deleted folder.  Thanks again.
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Both were my suggestions.  Glad it worked.
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