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Solved: Outlook Express box appears

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by poochee, Sep 3, 2004.

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  1. poochee

    poochee Thread Starter

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    I've had XP for about 2 weeks on a new computer. A box started popping up today each time I close OE. The title of the box is OUTLOOK EXPRESS and it looks like it is from MS. The report on the box is: "To free disk space OE can compact messages. This may take a few minutes". I have the option of OK, CANCEL or close. I hesitate to OK this because I have more than enough disk space!! My question is: Should I OK this so I can get rid of the box? How else can I get rid of it? I'm kind of suspicious of this kind of thing so I don't OK unless I know it is safe. I have symantec virus and fire-wall.

    Thanks in advance, POOCHEE
     
  2. xgerryx

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    There should be a place to tick "dont show me this again". Put a tick in that and then close.
     
  3. poochee

    poochee Thread Starter

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    Thanks, there is "don't show me this again".
     
  4. sekirt

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    Check your OE settings. Tools->Options->Maintenance. Make sure Compact messages in the background is unchecked. Using that option can lead to losing emails.

    Compact folders manually from time to time. Click File->Folder->Choose compact all folders. Do this Offline.

    Do not use any of the default folders for long time storage of large amounts of emails (Inbox/Outbox/Sent Items/Deleted Items/Draft). OE is known for emails disappearing particularly from the Inbox. Custom folders should be used.

    sekirt
     
  5. poochee

    poochee Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the information.

    I am a native of Michigan. Born in Detroit and lived in Benton Harbor and St. Joseph then Chicago before migrating to California.
     
  6. sekirt

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    I am just outside of Detroit. Good to hear from you. (y)

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