Outlook crashes as inbox has 34,000 remote headers when I try to process marked headers
Posted on 2006-10-22
I'd been away for a while, and when I returned, I discovered that my e-mail account had 45,000 items in it.
Thinking I was being clever, I downloaded headers only, so I could screen which ones I really wanted. I guess I should have got the ISP to delete them all on my behalf or something.
About 11,000 headers downloaded before the broadband connection was lost (for some reason, but that's another story). I tried looking at these, and it became too much, so I just marked them all for deletion and told it to process marked headers. It took a while, but it worked fine.
The the remaining 34,000 headers downloaded fine, so I thought I could just do the same. But every time I try to process marked headers again, it crashes - coming up with the typical helpful Microsoft "Outlook has encountered a problem"
Error signature: appname (outlook.exe), appver (11.0.8010.0) appstamp (43d16d53) modname (msmapi32.dll) modver (11.0.8002.0) modstamp (4373069d) fDebug (0) offset (0001480e)
I can provide the details of the error report if that would be useful.
The solution I'm looking for would either allow me to process these headers, or get the ISP to delete the source files but then clear the headers from my inbox. How can I achieve those, or any other ideas you might have.