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Solved: Outlook Express won't stop "sending"

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by urdmann, Mar 22, 2005.

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  1. urdmann

    urdmann Thread Starter

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    My Outlook Express opens and immediatly starts sending messages and won't recieve unless I hit stop and then click recieve. If I let it go on sending it takes forever then ends in error. I suppose that there must be a way to delete the outgoing message, whatever it may be, so Outlook won't keep trying to send it every time I open Outlook Express. If anyone can help me I'd appreciate it. My os is Windows xp home edition. Thanks, Mike.
     
  2. EAFiedler

    EAFiedler Moderator

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    Hi urdmann

    Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

    For Windows XP:
    Enable: Hidden files and folders:
    Open My Computer,
    Tools > Folder Options > View tab,
    under Hidden Files and Folders,
    verify Show Hidden Files and Folders is selected.
    uncheck Hide Extensions for known file types
    Apply, OK, to save and close.

    ________________________________________________________________

    Start > Search > For Files or Folders
    All Files and Folders
    key in:
    .dbx
    Look in: Local Drives
    click the arrow for More Advanced Options
    place a checkmark in:
    Search System Folders
    Search hidden files and folders
    Search subfolders

    Click Search
    Locate the Outbox.dbx file and rename it Outbox.old
    Or just delete the Outbox.dbx file, Outlook Express will create a fresh new one.

    You can also configure Outlook Express to NOT Send/Receive at startup.
    Tools > Options > General tab
    Uncheck: Send and receive messages at startup
    Apply, OK, to save and close.

    Let us know what happens.
     
  3. urdmann

    urdmann Thread Starter

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    wow! That Was Just The Ticket.
    It Works Great Now.
    How The Heck Do You Suppose It Got Messed Up In The First Place?
    Thank You So Much! :d
     
  4. EAFiedler

    EAFiedler Moderator

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    Glad to hear it! (y)

    The Outbox.dbx file was probably corrupted. :eek:

    You can mark your thread solved using the Thread Tools drop down menu at the top of the page.
     
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