Outlook Express 6- deleting messages

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Geof

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I hope this is a simple question...I have Windows 98 with Outlook Express 6. When I open my Outllook Express, it posts how many new messages I have that are un-read. I have been told, that if a virus/worm is in the message, it will be in my computer. So here is my question: When I open the listing page, which lists all the new "unread" messages in order, then the ones still in the listing as previously viewed, I notice the first message is displayed. Does this not cause a problem, if it is already open, as the first message always shows. In fact, when I try to delete, I cannot, unless I highlight the message, and it is pasted in front of me. How do I not open messages, just reading the heading, and using the delete button? Same with these messages when they are sent to the deleted folder???


Thanks in Advance,

Geof
 
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First off go to OE\View\Layout\and uncheck "Show Preview Pane".

I am still working on your other questions.

PS-This should solve all your problems.
 
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1)Follow Deke's advice.

2) To read emails without opening in Outlook Express:
Highlight unopened email.
Right click. Click Properties--->Details--->Message Source.
You might want to maximize by clicking upper right corner to make it easier to read at this point.

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Sekirt-I glad you posted that bit of info. I did it and remember some where in my old foggy brain doing that over 2 years ago when I first got a computer and quickly forgot it.

Only to be young again and not forget everthing so quick.

Thanks.
 
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Just grateful thanks to Deke and Sekirt for concise effective answers. Tried it; it worked; a problem that has worried me now resolved.
 
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Welcome to the TSG forum, junior members.
Teamwork here solves quite a few problems.

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