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outlook express- multiple problems

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by dabolinko, Oct 6, 2008.

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  1. dabolinko

    dabolinko Thread Starter

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    Windows XP
    today can't receive messages. error message:Server:pop.west.cox.net
    Protocol: Pop3, Port:110,Secure(SSL):No, error number 0x800C0133.

    yesterday-messages came in in multiples. I had 150 in my inbox of the same 3 messages. couldn't delete any.

    last week- could only delete some, not others.

    today- tried this: Tools, Options, Maintenance, Store FOlders. highlited the address. Ctrl +C. Cancel the boxes. Close OE.
    Start, Run, CTRL+V, scroll to INbox, attemp to delete it.
    Message says cannot close INbox. being used by another person or program.
     
  2. EAFiedler

    EAFiedler Moderator

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    Hi dabolinko


    Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!


    Was Outlook Express closed when you attempted to delete the Inbox.dbx file?
    If not, close Outlook Express and attempt to delete the file again.
    You do realize any messages left in the Inbox folder will be gone for good?

    If you still receive the message about the file being in use, restart the computer.
    Upon restart, immediately delete the Inbox.dbx file.


    Actually, delete the Deleted Items.dbx file, start Outlook Express and see if messages will then delete from the Inbox.

    Let us know if that works for you or not.
     
  3. dabolinko

    dabolinko Thread Starter

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    Many thanks. I finally was able to delete those files. Now waiting to see what happens when some new messages come in, to see if the problems are really over!

    Glad to find you guys. I'll check back in in a day or two with final good-bye.
     
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