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Outlook Express offers to compact messages

Posted on 2008-10-30
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I get "To free up disk space, Outlook Express can compact messages. This may take a few minutes."  I use Outlook 2007 as my emal client
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This is a known issue with Outlook Express in windows XP sp2+.  Go to this website and it has the answers for you..

http://www.insideoe.com/faqs/why.htm

Good Luck HTH.
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chaos506--Up to IE7 when you installed Windows you installed IE and OE as well.  It was default.  So your PC is running OE even when you have not turned it on.
But here is another view
http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.outlook.general&tid=9d5fbab0-7e05-479e-b0a8-50d9a7368595&cat=&lang=&cr=&sloc=&p=1
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I reset the Registry counter to 0 and the problem went away.

Thanks
Ralph
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