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Posted on 2006-07-09
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I've asked this question before, you can see it here...

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Applications/MS_Office/Outlook/Q_21832173.html


Unfortunately, this works, but EVERY MESSAGE i get i have to go to properties and delete. This is VERY annoying and time consuming. does anyone have any other suggestions? Thanx all!

gyra
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by:war1
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Greetings, gyra !

Are you deleting the Inbox.dbx file?  Other data files may be corrupted.

Backup all your emails.  Look for the all Inbox files in the Outlook Express data folder.  Now test.

If no joy, then delete all the files in the Outlook Express data folder. Now test.

Best wishes!
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gyra,

We have not heard from you. Did any comment help you solve your problem? Do you have any more question? If an Expert helped you, please accept his/her answer above with an excellent or good grade.

Thanks, war1
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by:gyra
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sorry, i delete all the files in the inbox and then re-downloaded them off the server. I'm using IMAP4, but it doesn't come out good same problem
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by:war1
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gyra,

You are using IMAP?  You did not mention this info before. When you delete an email in IMAP from Outlook Express, a line is drawn through it.  To delete forever all lined out emails, you go to Edit on top menu and select Purge Deleted Messages. Then the emails are deleted forever from Outlook Express and the server.
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I'm not trying to delete forever, outlook says the file is deleted. In order to retreive the file, i have to go into the (in this case) Inbox > properties > Local File > remove Messages. Then i click on to another folder, then back to the inbox, and all my messages appear and i can read them. This has become VERY annoying with this whole thing. Thanx all!

gyra
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gyra,

Thanks for the clarification. There is a corrupt file in Outlook Express or in the profile.
1. Register an important Outlook file. Go to Start > Run and type regsvr32 OLE32.DLL

2. Create a new Outlook Express identity.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/209169

3. Repair or Reinstall Outlook Express.
http://www.theeldergeek.com/repair_reinstall_ie_and_oe_6.htm
OR
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;318378
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