Cant Send/Receive - URGENT

Posted on 2006-06-08
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-04-08
Hi there

This is urgent as i need a message that has been sent to me.

When I press Send/Receive it just hangs waiting to send, there is one message in the outbox and can see that there are 18 messages to come in.

I think it might be the message that it is trying to send, it says it hasnt been sent yet, but the person has received 15 copies of it so far, so i think it is stuck in the outbox. I have tried to delete this message from the outbox but get the following error:

"The messaging interface has returned an unknown error. If the Problem persists, restart Outlook."

I have restarted outlook, restarted my PC, and used detect and repair in the help menu and nothing works.

Any ideas?
Question by:AndriesKeun
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Expert Comment

ID: 16860200
What version of outlook? Are you on a LAN or connect from home?
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Expert Comment

ID: 16860213
Just in case if you do get late to reply.

Disable Windows XP firewall.

Disable any antivirus software that may be integrated with outlook.

Start Outlook in safe mode. At start run type - Outlook /safe and recheck.

Author Comment

ID: 16860545
think it might be because my pst file got to 2gig without me realising, busy tring to sort it out
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techmp earned 400 total points
ID: 16860598


go to C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\1033 and repair pst file....this is outlook file....another problem
is folder size big . normally personnel folder above 2g hangs outllook and makes problem . third thing there may some spyware in the computer which is effecting the outlook

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Accepted Solution

war1 earned 1600 total points
ID: 16861865
Greetings, AndriesKeun !

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Author Comment

ID: 16861972
It was a combination of the pst file being 2gig and a 16Mb email trying to come in. Come on, who allows a 16Mb email to be even sent?

I realised what it was before most of the comments came through, so i will split points according to the best explanation.

Thanks guys

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