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How do I delete or move an email already being sent?

Posted on 2006-06-27
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OK, I know you won't believe me, but my friend did this.

My friend sent two emails with attachments over 500Mbs on each. Don't ask me why.

Now, Outlook 2003 won't send them, or it is trying and taking forever. I am trying to delete the emails or stop them or move them, but I continue to get the error message "Outlook is in the process of sending the emails."

I tried to delete them in Safe Mode, but it said the same thing.

Even if I shut down Outlook with the Options set for not sending, it seems to try to send anyway or start where it left off.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.
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Hello Bert2005!

Start Outlook in safe mode:  Run > Outlook /safe then delete the emails.

Andre...
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BTW:  Delete from the Outbox...
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Greetings, Bert2005 !

If the emails are being sent, and you cannot close Outlook.  You need to delete Outlook in Task Manager. Then Start Outlook in Safe Mode.  Go to Start > Run and type

"c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\Outlook.exe" /safe

Your path to Outlook.exe may be a little different.  Go to Tools > Options > Email Options. Unselect "Mail Immediately when connected". Click Ok.

Then create a new PST file.
http://www.outlook-tips.net/howto/profile.htm

The drag the emails and contacts from old PST file to new PST file. Do not move the 2 bad emails.
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Best wishes!
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by:Bert2005
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Thanks to both of you. I wish they were all that easy!
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Bert2005,

Glad the problem is solved.
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