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

Posted on 2004-11-24
Last Modified: 2010-08-05
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?
Question by:MAOP
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    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,"
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    by:Peter Loobuyck
    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.

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    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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