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Email problem

by rk10broek / October 29, 2005 9:01 AM PDT

I received an email that I cannot delete. Outlook express 6, everything works fine, just can't get rid of this one email. Help

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Did you try
by PudgyOne / October 29, 2005 1:12 PM PDT
In reply to: Email problem

Did you try deleting the message on the webserver first?

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email problem
by rk10broek / October 30, 2005 12:27 AM PDT
In reply to: Did you try

thanks for your reply, sorry but I do not know what you mean by delete on the webserver. Please give me a little more help.

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Re: can't delete e-mail
by Kees Bakker / October 30, 2005 2:21 AM PST
In reply to: Email problem

Assuming it's in your inbox, what happens if you create a new folder in Outlook Express, then move (drag and drop) this mail to that folder, then delete the folder again.


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by Blue_Zee / October 30, 2005 2:59 AM PST
In reply to: Email problem

With OE closed:

Searching for a file called "folders.dbx" and rename it "folders.old", no quotes.

Restart OE and delete the persistent message.

Upon restart OE will create a new FOLDERS.DBX file.

Note however that FOLDERS.DBX keeps track of your active newsgroup subscriptions, so that information is lost when you rename it.

If needed, delete the new FOLDERS.DBX that OE created and put the old one back.


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