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Outlook Express "Compact count check" behaving oddly.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mahlerian, Mar 3, 2011.

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  1. mahlerian

    mahlerian Thread Starter

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    The other day I realised I hadn't seen the Outlook Express 'compact messages' pop-up for some time. Sure enough, when I checked my recycle bin, the most recent bak files were at least 3 weeks old when I usually have to compact once a weekish. I did a manual compact and this worked ok. But, curious, I've been keeping an eye on the compact count check in the registry to see what happens when it reached the 100 mark. And it never reaches the 100 mark. The highest I've seen it is at 19, when suddenly it reverts to zero, seemingly of its own free will. Yesterday it was reading 5 and then when I checked an hour later expecting to see 7 or 8, it was reading 2! Needless to say, I don't touch anything in the registry, - just look.
    I've been Googling this but I can't see any references to this particular behaviour anywhere. As I said, I can compact manually but I'd prefer not to have to. I am a bit worried that my OE might be corrupted. Any ideas anyone?
     
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    Just when you think you've heard everything, I must say that's a new one on me.

    Compacting is Identity specific, so I would think the problem would be in your current Identity (of course a lot of people would look at your problem as a solution to out of control compacting :D).
    You could try creating a new Identity and see if it does the same thing.
    If the compacting works properly in the new one, Import your mail from the old Identity.
     
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