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Oulook Express Sends Multiple Emails, Stuck in Outbox





This is a confirmed bug or issue with Outlook Express 

If you reply or send and email , it will show up in the outbox folder and will issue a Send / Recv Error with no notes on the error.  

The issue is , outlook express does not send the email to the "sent" folder after it is sent to the client. 

The trouble comes in when outlook express does a Send and Receive , it will send any emails in the outbox again each time the Send and Recv. action takes place.

The solution is , after you reply or send a new email , make sure to remove the message from the outbox 

The FIX is below:

Please forward to your IT person...

Outlook Express Sends Outgoing Messages To The Outbox But They Remain There?

When I try to send emails outlook express sends the message to the
outbox and sends emails as per normal activity, however the message
stays in my Outbox and wont go to my sent items folder?

I can only delete them once they are in the outgoing box, but I cant
tell if theyve been sent?

Now every time I select SEND/RECIEVE my email delivers its message
again.

And I get get a warning saying message not sent.Help, what do I do,
where do I go to get help? (well this place maybe better
microsoft ..true?)

cheers Jeff 






Answer Number 1 >> Re: Outlook Express Sends Outgoing Messages To The Outbox But They Remain There?


Create a new Outbox, and Sent Items folder.

Do the following for the Outbox, and Sent Items after you move any messages 
you wish to save to a local folder you create.

Tools | Options | Maintenance | Store Folder will reveal the location of 
your Outlook Express files. Write the location down and navigate to it in 
Windows Explorer or, copy and paste it into Start | Run.

In WinXP, Win2K & Win2K3, the OE user files (DBX and WAB) are by default 
marked as hidden. To view these files in Windows Explorer, you must enable 
Show Hidden Files and Folders under Start | Control Panel | Folder Options 
Icon | View, or in Windows Explorer | Tools | Folder Options | View.

With OE closed, find the Outbox.dbx and Sent Items.dbx file and delete them. 
New files will be created automatically when you open OE.

To help prevent this in the future:

Do not archive mail in default OE folders. They will eventually become 
corrupt. Create your own user defined folders for storing mail and move your 
mail to them. Empty Deleted Items folder regularly. Keep user created 
folders under 100MB, and Default folders as empty as is feasible.

After you are done, follow up by compacting your folders manually while 
working *offline* and do it often.

Click on Outlook Express at the top of the folder tree so no folders are 
open. Then: File | Work Offline (or double click Working Online in the 
Status Bar). File | Folder | Compact all folders. Don't touch anything until 
the compacting is completed.

Turn off e-mail scanning in your anti-virus program. It is a redundant layer 
of protection that eats up CPUs and causes a multitude of problems such as 
time-outs and account setting changes. Your up-to-date A/V program will 
continue to protect you sufficiently. For more, see:
http://www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#3

In Tools | Options | Maintenance: Uncheck Compact messages in background and 
leave it unchecked. {N/A if running XP/SP2 or SP3}.
-- 

Bruce Hagen
MS-MVP Outlook Express
Imperial Beach, CA


"lumpy" wrote in message 
news:[email protected]m...
When I try to send emails outlook express sends the message to the
outbox and sends emails as per normal activity, however the message
stays in my Outbox and wont go to my sent items folder?

I can only delete them once they are in the outgoing box, but I cant
tell if theyve been sent?

Now every time I select SEND/RECIEVE my email delivers its message
again.

And I get get a warning saying message not sent.Help, what do I do,
where do I go to get help? (well this place maybe better
microsoft ..true?)

cheers Jeff 


**** Kind Regards, 

Client Services
[email protected]

http://www.MyParagonHost.com


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