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Outlook express 1 inbox mail?

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by kvanpelt, Feb 15, 2007.

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  1. kvanpelt

    kvanpelt Thread Starter

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    I have Outlook Express, but in my inbox it's showing I have one unread message. But, when I go through the emails there isn't an unread message. What could it be?
     
  2. throoper

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    Might be a corrupted e-mail that you can't read but most likely it's just a glitch that sometimes happens. If it bugs you, move all the mail you want to keep out of the inbox and into another folder and delete the inbox.dbx file in the folder store. OE will create a new one next time you open the program.
     
  3. kvanpelt

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    Where is the inbox.dbx file at?
     
  4. jolorna

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    i had one the other day and i found it by scrolling through the all the mails and it had been dated feb 2006 instead of 2007
     
  5. robodoc

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    Just a couple thoughts....I've had the same thing happen as jolorna suggests. Sometimes emails get hung up in the Twilight Zone and come in weeks late. If your email in the inbox is sorting by Date and Time an old mail will land way down the list. But, I have also had 1 email showing in the inbox and nothing was there, like you state. I rebooted the computer and re-logged onto the net and it was gone.
     
  6. throoper

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    The Address path is C:\Documents and Settings\User Name\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\Lots of numbers and letters\Microsoft\Outlook Express.
    This is the simplest way I know to find it. Especially if you have more than one mailbox.
    First thing, on any folder click Tools>Folder Options>View Tab and check Show Hidden Files and Folders and click OK.
    Open OE. Move everthing in the Inbox you want to another folder. Click Tools>Options>Maintenance tab>Store Folder. On the Store Location box, place your cursor at the left of the address and holding down the left mouse button, drag the cursor to the right to highlight the address. Go off the right side of the box if you have to so you get the entire address path. On your keyboard, press Control+C to copy the address. Click Cancel on the Store Location box. Click Cancel on Options and close OE.
    Open any FOLDER such as My Documents, My Pictures, etc. On your keyboard press Alt+D to highlight the address on the folder, then press Control+V to paste the OE Store Folder location into the address bar. Click Go and you should go directly into the Store Folder. Find the Inbox.DBX file and MOVE it to the desktop. Close the folder. Open OE and you should have a new Inbox with no messages. When you're sure everything works, delete the Inbox.DBX from the desktop. If any of this isn't clear or you have any problems, please ask.
    T. :D
     
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