Browsers, E-mail, & Web Apps forum

General discussion

disappearing toolbar buttons in Outlook Express

When viewing the contents in my inbox, a few of the toolbar options just disappear? Unfortunately, one is the "delete" option. I know I can delete mail using the menu, but I'd like to fix this if possible. By the way, I am using Outlook Express 6 and Windows XP. Thanks in advance for any help you can give me...Gina

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: disappearing toolbar buttons in Outlook Express
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: disappearing toolbar buttons in Outlook Express
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
NEVER view all emails in Outlook Express

In reply to: disappearing toolbar buttons in Outlook Express

I strongly suggest you ask why I wrote such in the Security Forum. Even VIEWING AN EMAIL in Outlook (and Express) is dangerous.

Its best to turn off any preview and never open ANY email you don't know who its from.

The Security Forum can supply many examples why.


Collapse -
Having the same problem...

In reply to: NEVER view all emails in Outlook Express

FYI, the author never said she was viewing the content of an email in the preview pane. She said she was viewing the contents of her inbox (in other words, the list of messages).

Anyway, I'm posting beacuse I may have the same or a similar problem. Note that Gina said that the buttons "disappear". That's exactly what happens... they are there when I start Outlook Express, but later in the day some of the buttons have simply vanished.

To be more specific, it seems that each of the buttons is getting WIDER, and as they do, the last buttons simply drop off and vanish. No, there is no little arrow to get to them... although if I combine the button bar with the file menu bar, then I can access all of the buttons. So they are still there, they are just inaccessible! They aren't being removed through the options menu and they can't be added by selecting "customize" because they are already listed, they just can't be seen.

I'm wondering if this is due to some sort of spyware, browser plugin, virus, or some other software running on my machine. Any ideas?

-- Marc

Collapse -
FYI. Members rarely note all the details.

In reply to: Having the same problem...

If you feel that I should never guess at such details, then I ask you never read my replies. I hope you understand.

As to ideas, I usually have to gather little more information but here's some simple fixit ideas.

1. Look up IEFIX on and use it. It resolves many minor issues.

2.;en-us;262552 notes an issue that afflicts people that have "reinstalled Windows".

3. Got BHO? Look up BHODEMON on since I'm finding BHOs that do some very odd things. What's the fix? Actually this is advice. You should know what each BHO is.


Collapse -
Re: Having the same problem...

In reply to: Having the same problem...

I traced the problem to Yahoo IM.

Collapse -
Re:disappearing toolbar buttons in Outlook Express

In reply to: disappearing toolbar buttons in Outlook Express

Dear Gina, right click on the toolbar after you open the Inbox, and then click "Customize". From here you can add or remove items from the toolbar. This option is available in the Inbox view and also inside the emails themselves after they have been opened. Bye! Jimmy.

Popular Forums

Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Sublime suburban chariot

High on style and technology, the 2019 Volvo XC90 is an incredibly satisfying everyday crossover.