Mac G4 crashes in Outlook express 5

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My Mac G4 crashes (hangs) if an message in the list is just simply highlighted. It is impossible to delete some messages. Can anyone help?
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Sounds like there's something wrong with a few of your emails. You should be able to delete them by first selecting an email that doesnt hang the machine, then shift-click on the bad ones. Then delete the whole batch.
upon opening Outlook Express next time, hold the options key and confirm that you want to compact the database. If it doesn't help, startup holding option agian, click "no" and in the next dialog box select "yes" for a complex rebuild.

I had the same and this solved the problem.

Good luck,

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