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Can't delete email messages in Netscape Mail (Netscape 4.79)

Hi all:

I am using Netscape Mail in version Netscape 4.79 and can't easily delete my messages once I am done with them. When I select a message and hit the delete button, it just goes gray and doesn't delete the message. If I right-click the message, the delete option is grayed out. If I double-click the message to make it full screen, I can click the delete button then to get it to go away, but this doesn't work if someone using Outlook has requested a reply to the message. I can't get rid of these at all. Has something been corrupted? Is there a setting to fix this? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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