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Outlook Express has not yet downloaded this message.

by coeurdalene / August 3, 2011 6:24 AM PDT

I have emails in OE that I have previously read but now when I try to open them I get this message Outlook Express has not yet downloaded this message. There is a choice to download and also hit space, both of which I have done and nothing changes. I have about 125 emails in the inbox and am able to read the new ones as they come in. I went to tools, options, read, to see if the download all emails box is checked and it is. I am using XP Pro. I've googled the issue but no one out there seems to have an answer. Can you help me? Thanks
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Try the following ...
by Edward ODaniel / August 4, 2011 12:28 PM PDT

"Outlook Express has not yet downloaded this message."

Tools | Options | Read tab and Check "Automatically download messages when viewing in the Preview Pane". If this is already this way UNCHECK IT then OK your way out and close OE. Now re-open OE and re-check the setting.

Tools | Options | Maintenance tab and at the bottom is a troubleshooting section. Put a check in each of the four and then take a look at the logs generated if/when you get additional such messages.

If these are NEWSGROUP messages they may no longer be available for download or not marked for download. To rectify this click the Help menu and select Contents and Index. Select the Index tab and scroll down to New Message then look over downloading

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Outlook Express has not yet downloaded this message
by coeurdalene / August 13, 2011 6:42 AM PDT
In reply to: Try the following ...

Edward, I did as you suggested and nothing has changed. However, maybe in the future it will be helpful The problem is there is no rhyme or reason as to which emails later show this message. Thank you for \your help

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Sounds Like The Inbox Is Corrupted
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / August 3, 2011 7:00 AM PDT

First, Outlook Express is not designed to hold large amounts of email messages. When you get a chance, delete those you don't need and don't save them in the "Inbox" folder. Save all messages to personal folders outside of the main Inbox, Delete Items, etc. folders..

Next, have you tried disabling your antivirus scanner temporarily to see if it's causing the issue.

Emptied the "Deleted Items" folder lately? If not, please do.

Tried setting up a new identity and moving the messages to the new identity? The act of copying them over to the new folder will frequently fix minor issues with corruption.

If the Inbox.dbx folder is corrupted, then you may need to use a third party corruption fixer. Something like DBXpress might help.

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Outlook Express has not yet downloaded this message
by coeurdalene / August 3, 2011 9:35 AM PDT

I disabled the anti-virus briefly with no luck on the emails. The deleted folder has about 18 emails and always has few emails.

I moved one of the emails to a different folder and cannot open it.

I don't understand the following: Tried setting up a new identity and moving the messages to the new identity? The act of copying them over to the new folder will frequently fix minor issues with corruption. Can you tell me just what this means I need to do? There is no way to send them to my hotmail account because there isn't an option to forward. I right click it and more it to another folder in OE but that's it.

Not all of the emails display this message. The first 5 opened fine, the next 2 display the error message, The next 4 or 6 or 7 open and then about 5 of them don't all the way down the line. The new emails come in and I am able to read them and go back to re-read them.
Coeurdalene

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by coeurdalene / August 13, 2011 6:11 AM PDT

In one post you asked if I Tried setting up a new identity and moving the messages to the new identity? Can you explain to me what that entails? Thank you

Also, if OE were corrupt wouldn't all the emails contain the message that OE has not yet downloaded this message?

Thanks, Coeur d Alene

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How To Create A New Identity In Outlook Express
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / August 14, 2011 2:56 AM PDT
In reply to: Griff

Google should give you answers to the questions you asked.. Here's a link I found using Google:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/209169

You could then change the default identity, (using the instructions in the link above), plus move your contacts, etc.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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