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Blank messages in outbox outlook 2016 appearing

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I have a user who has random, completely blank email messages appearing in outlook outbox.

We cant see any pattern, just every now and again. several times a day.

Thanks Terry
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by:John Hurst
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Is this Exchange?

Try two things:

1. A new Outlook Profile. Close Outlook, go to Control Panel Mail, Delete the Outlook Profile (deletes the Account). Restart, remake the Outlook Profile and test.

2. Make a new, test Windows User Profile (Account). Log into the new Windows Account, set up Outlook and test.
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Edwin Hoffer earned 250 total points
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Dear user
Usually, it's the spam or virus emails that are causing stripped by a zealous anti-virus or anti-spam software.
To avoid them, simply configure your anti-virus software to a less severe email scanning level.
Other than this you can also refer to the following link on Microsoft community discussing similar threat as below:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_outlook-mso_other/sent-emails-showing-up-blank-in-the-outbox-after/ab93fbe5-51ab-4a0f-bc56-68a01fe39dfc

As it is suggested in one of the comments that may be due to  Outlook profile corruption then you can try to reconstruct a new Outlook profile, by the suggested method in the link.

Thanks & Regards
Edwin Hoffer
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by:terrybuck9
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Hi

Tried all that but no help.  i have a second user now.

Here is an example.  This user it is every time they send an email.

We are using Office 365

Thanks Terry
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Try a different computer to see if the problem computer has something wrong with the Operating System, OR, if the email itself is a problem.
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by:terrybuck9
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Hi

I have the problem on 2 different users and 2 different computers.

We had an update for our Vipre anti-virus just before this starts happening.  We are just testing both in safe mode.

Thanks Terry
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It may be the AV you use blocking the email. Try disabling or uninstalling the AV on one computer to test.

Also look in the Email settings for Vipre.
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by:terrybuck9
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Hi

Vipre have acknowledged that this is a problem with the latest release, and are currently working on a fix.

thanks you both for you help.

Terry
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You are very welcome and I was happy to work with you.
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