Outlook express fails to open, "mailing lists file is corrupt"

Running a G4 Digital Audio in OS 9.2.2.  Outlook Express 5.0.2 and 5.0.6 both on Mac.  Fails to open with the message "The Mailing Lists file is corrupt."
Where do I go from there?
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Peter LoobuyckCommented:
Open outlook express. once the application is starting hold down the alt key to rebuild your outlook express files...

you then will get a new database that is completely rebuilt...

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The mailing lists file is corrupt..........  I tried to rebuild, but that did not do anything.  Running OS 9.2  There are two e-mail identities and one of them works, while the other pops up the message "mailing lists file is corrupt,"
Peter LoobuyckCommented:
Well if the alt trick doesn't work, i am afraid you've lost your mailing lists. It's about the only thing available to repair outlook express.
Well, this has happened before but some time ago.  This someone else's computor and they did not have a back-up of their files.  Somehow I managed to get the mail to work again and they did not lose their files.
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