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Need help with Outlook Xpress

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by BlueElenorie, Nov 25, 2008.

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  1. BlueElenorie

    BlueElenorie Thread Starter

    Nov 25, 2008
    Hi all, I am new here. I am running Windows XP2002. The problem is with my Outlook Express, just starting acting up. I have AVG security.
    What is happening is: When I try to send an email with attatchments, or more then 1 picture...the person gets my email 50 to 90 times!! And they can't open it? :confused: I clean out my internet files and cookies, and defrag weekly. This just started about 3 weeks ago. Any help would be so very
    appreciated. Thankyou and have a great day!
  2. artimus


    Apr 18, 2006
  3. throoper

    throoper Trusted Advisor

    Jan 20, 2007
    Hi BlueElenorie and welcome to TSG,

    It could be that your Sent Items folder is getting to it's size limit.
    Try moving all the messages from the Sent Items folder into a new folder of your own creation.
    If you use any of the other Default OE folders, (e.g. Inbox, Drafts, Deleted Items) for storing messages, do the same for them.
    Go to the link posted by "artimus" and follow the instructions for "Compact all folders".
    Please post back and let us know if that helps.

    T. :)
  4. Claymore


    May 20, 2005
    Two other suggestions:

    If you have an anti-virus scanning outgoing mail, disable this "feature".

    Your Outbox may be corrupted. In Outlook Express go to Tools => Options => Maintenance tab and click the Store Folder button. Copy the entire path to the store folder.
    Close Outlook Express.
    Go to Start => Run and Paste in the path you copied above.
    Locate the file Outbox.dbx and delete it.
    Restart Outlook Express. A new Outbox is created automatically.
  5. srhoades


    May 15, 2003
    Outlook express has a limit of 2GB per folder. If you come near the limit the program starts doing funny things.
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