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Outlook Express

by jerryatric / January 21, 2006 5:24 AM PST

I'm using Windows XP Home Edition on a Sony Viao.
Every once in a while I cannot get into Outlook Express, OR If I am able to get in All of a sudden it tells me I don't have enough memory or it can't read the messages.
Is there a limit to how much it will handle? I know Hotmail holds 250 mb of space, what does Outlook Express hold?

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Two possibilities. . .
by Coryphaeus / January 21, 2006 10:47 AM PST
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Your server (ISP) has storage and is limited. If you don't remove all your read messages from the server it will fill up. Your read/saved/deleted messagese are also stored on your PC. Have you cleaned them up lately? Emptied the Deleted Items folder?

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Thanks, coryphaeus
by jerryatric / January 21, 2006 1:57 PM PST
In reply to: Two possibilities. . .

Figured it might be a problem. So I moved a lot of stuff saved in Drafts & other places in O.E. to other places on my computer (eg documents, pics etc.) & so far so good.
So it is the ISP limits (20 mbs) not Outlook Express?
Thanks again

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Could be. . .
by Coryphaeus / January 21, 2006 9:04 PM PST
In reply to: Thanks, coryphaeus

Just make sure that you have your settings set to remove the messages from the server.

Tools, Accounts, Properties, Advanced, and uncheck "Leave a copy of message. . .".

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by jerryatric / January 22, 2006 2:49 AM PST
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None of my accounts have that ticked off.
Also never kept messages in my Inbox, transferred to other folders or deleted them.
What I did do, is clean up all my folders! It seems to be OK now

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Did you compact your folders also?
by Kees Bakker / January 22, 2006 3:59 AM PST
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File>Folder>Compact all folders. Keeps them small and tidy. Won't harm.


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by jerryatric / January 22, 2006 2:13 PM PST

OK You all won't believe it!I have 2 identities, tied together ( message goes to whichever I last looked at). If I tried to transfer a message myself from one identity to the other I would get the messages. The minute I worked it so the identities were completely seperated - evrything worked OK.
As a real amateur I learn something new evry day. Thanks to everyone for your help!

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