Re: outlook express for windows 7 issue


Gene
 

outlook Express doesn't have folders that are stored messages folders.  These are folders that are created by default when you install the program such as inbox, etc. and are not associated with any account.  If you look through the folders in
Windows Live Mail, you will see an item named stored folders in the tree view.  you are told to store messages here that you want to keepp on your machine and not on your e-mail server.  That's so, if you are using an IMAP account, you can store messages in these folders and no longer keep them on the e-mail server.  but I also use these folders to store mail and not have the messages in any of my accounts.  I don't use IMAP but using the storage folders means that, even if an account becomes corrupted and has to be deleted for some reason, my mail will be safe.  Because the mail is in a completely inactive part of the program, it is quite safe.  Is it as safe as storing mail outside of the program?  It may not be but it's safer or much safer, I'll let those who know more technically, discuss that.  Outlook Express doesn't have storage folders. 
 
Gene
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From: Flor Lynch
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 7:23 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] outlook express for windows 7 issue

It already has a ‘message store’ folder. that doesn’t prevent the issues you’ve been having.
From: Dennis L
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 11:54 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] outlook express for windows 7 issue
so would you create email storage folders for outlook express and save any messages I want there?
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From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 6:51 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] outlook express for windows 7 issue
 
I would suggest using save as to save them in folders you have outside of the program.  Keeping some messages shouldn't cause problems.  Keeping hundreds or thousands of messages, as some people do, is asking for trouble in Outlook express. 
 
Messages may be safer in other e-mail programs but I still don't trust them to be as secure as outside of the program. 
 
I should add that that probably doesn't apply if you save them in storage folders.  Windows Live Mail has storage folders in the program to keep messages in and that's where I keep mine.  Backing up folders you keep messages in is a good idea because, just as anything else you don't want to loose, mail should be backed up as well. 
 
gene
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From: Dennis L
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 5:40 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] outlook express for windows 7 issue
 
I will save the messages elseware I think Carlos said about a few backup programs not sure if they would've helped.
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>From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 6:36 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] outlook express for windows 7 issue
 
Yes, don't use Outlook Express or don't keep a lot of messages in folders.  Save them outside of the program.  You may still have problems off and on.  Outlook Express is known for presenting such problems now and then.
 
Gene
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From: Dennis L
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 5:30 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] outlook express for windows 7 issue
 
in all folders.  I deleted the dbx files and all is well now.  is there any steps I can take to prevent this in the future?
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From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 6:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] outlook express for windows 7 issue
 
Several copies in which folder? 
 
Gene
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From: Dennis L
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 5:01 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] outlook express for windows 7 issue
 
It also appears there are several copies of the same message.  Do I need to
delete the account and start over?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Gene
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 5:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] outlook express for windows 7 issue

Do you know how to delete that folder?  If you close the program, delete the
folder, then run the program again, it will create a empty and uncorrupted
folder. 
 
Or if you don't care about keeping messages you delete as a safety measure
for a period of time in case of accidental deletion, you can save yourself
the trouble and simply use shift delete.  Then press y for yes when you hear
the are you sure message begin.  That deletes the message and doesn't send
it to the deleted messages folder.  So if the folder is corrupted, it won't
cause a problem because the message is simply deleted.
 
Gene
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From: Dennis L <mailto:dennisl1982@...
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 2:38 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] outlook express for windows 7 issue

Hi, when I press delete on a message it doesn't delete or show up in the
deleted item folder if it does delete I have to delete it several times and
it still doesn't show up in deleted items folder how do I fix this?




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