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Can't Read Emails from Search List on Outlook Express

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by markcam, Apr 16, 2007.

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  1. markcam

    markcam Thread Starter

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    When using Outlook Express (Note: EXPRESS, not MS Outlook) I often use the 'Find' function to search for old sent or received emails. However I'm not able to open the emails from this feature (message reads: 'Message could not be Displayed - Check your comp for low memory or low disc space'). I have plenty of both - I'm using a near new comp with 80GB hard drive, only 35GB of which is used. I have 2GB of RAM with 1GB or more of head room when running usual applications.

    This is a time-wasting hassle, as I need to write down the date and time the email was sent, close the find box, then search for the email chronologically. If that's not the one I was looking for I have to do the same thing all over again.

    Would this have anything to do with the size of my Outlook Express folder, which has about 7GB of emails stored.
     
  2. throoper

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    :eek: That would probably be the cause if that's all in the OE Store Folder. I think OE has an upper limit of around 2GB before having problems. I would recommend some serious clearing of old and\or unneeded mail.
    T.
     
  3. markcam

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    Hmmm. I need to access them, that's the problem. If often search back months for the history on an item. I expect you are probably right though. I guess I'll have to weigh up my options.
     
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    How about creating a new identity to store old mails in. You could break up the store folder and still be able to search by switching to the new identity. You could even do a couple new identities and divide the mail up by names or subjects.
    T.:)
     
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    Yeah, I was trying to think of a work around. That might work. A hassle, but might be ok. Thanks.
     
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