Outlook Express Cannot Delete Inbox e-mails

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bjohn

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I have windows ME and I have the same problem with my O.Exp. ( I don't even have Outlook) Anyway, I just Go to the top and click on EDIT and then DELETE...presto
 

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Hi bjohn

To avoid confusion I have moved your post to its own thread.

You are unable to delete messages in the Inbox only or from any folder including the Deleted Items folder?
 

bjohn

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whoo, now it's all screwed up. My O.Xp. is gone? There must be a lot more to "recreate your email account" than in sounds. How do I revert?
 

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I imported my messages, and retrieved them, but why does my O. Ex. look entirely different? I just "Imported" my main identity and things seem to be back to normal, whew!....I think.
 

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Hi bjohn

Please continue replies in this thread for your issue.

A new Identity will look different since it contains only the Default folders.

Glad to hear things are working as they should. :)
 

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Q: "You are unable to delete messages in the Inbox only or from any folder including the Deleted Items folder?"

A: regarding which folder....both. I can delete the first few messages, but then the prompt comes up....Server Does not Support Manual Deletion....
 

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bjohn said:
I imported my messages, and retrieved them, but why does my O. Ex. look entirely different? I just "Imported" my main identity and things seem to be back to normal, whew!....I think.
bjohn said:
Q: "You are unable to delete messages in the Inbox only or from any folder including the Deleted Items folder?"

A: regarding which folder....both. I can delete the first few messages, but then the prompt comes up....Server Does not Support Manual Deletion....

Is this still a problem? :confused:
 

bjohn

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I went ahead and created the new I.D. properly this time and have exported all of my mail and address books. But I am apprehensive to delete my original Main Identity. But so far my main problem is solved. thanks....
 

bjohn

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I have a POP email account and a hotmail account in my Outlook Express. Can't I select one or the other address as my "From" address when sending an email?
 

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In the From: field there should be a drop down arrow to the far right, click it to choose the e-mail account you wish to use.

The drop down arrow for the From field only appears when there are two or more e-mail accounts setup in Outlook Express.
 

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Thanks. I didn't have a drop down field any more since I created a new identity to fix the un- deletable problem I had. I finally figured out I had to re-establish an Internet Mail account in Outlook express. It seems to be working fine now. Thanks for the reply. I love this website.
 
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