Turn Off Compact Outlook Express Folders

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newdogdad

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For two days, at random times and when computing most anywhere within Win XP Pro (SP2) a window appears entitled Compacting. It randomly selects OE folders, and goes quickly on all except "Sent". It regularly stumbles and becomes "not responding" and I try to "end" but to no avail even when I use Task Master. Is there a way to turn off this function? I have not been able to find a way. :cool:
 
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Open Outlook and select Tools/Options,on the Maintenance tab,uncheck Compact messages in the background
 

newdogdad

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There is no such item in Outlook Express 6.0 SP2 to uncheck. Thanks for the information. Too bad I can't do that.
 
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Sorry I don't know what to tell you.I'm using Outlook Express 6.0 without SP2 and I have that setting.Could be that SP2 removes that setting from Outlook but I really can't imagine why.Maybe someone else can check their SP2 machine and let us know
 

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That's interesting, I never had the problem prior to installing SP2. And, it took three weeks or so to raise its ugliness after installation. Additionally, now after closing Outlook Express and the proceeding to shut down Windows, the Compacting Window appears before shut down and then everything hangs up with it (not responding).
 
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