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Outlook Express can not open

I have outlook express 6.0 and email's content is not showed when click on "inbox". Folder could not be displayed -->
Outlook Express could not open this folder.

Possible causes are:

Low disk space.

Low memory.

Why? Please help.

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Re: Outlook Express could not open Inbox

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Maybe your diskspace is low? You don't tell anything about it. Or your memory/resources are low because too many other programs are running? You don't tell about that either. While you, of course, are the only one who can tell. So why not tell it?

Things to try (if the above doesn't apply)
- Find inbox.dbx in Windows Explorer and rename it. Outlook Express will create an empty new one. But you've lost the contents for the moment (although they can be recovered with a small portion of magic, unless the folder is currupted; post for help with that if necessary).
- Replace the inbox with your backup copy. You'll lose the mail received afte your last backup.
- File>Folder>Compact All folders will compact all folders, including the inbox, but probably won't work if the inbox is corrupted

- How often do you backup your mail?
- When did you last compact the OE folders?
- How big are your *.dbx files? Explorer will tell you in detail view.

And a note: "Outlook Express can not open" is quite something else as "Outlook Express can not open the Inbox".

Hope this helps.


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Repair Inbox.dbx

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You could try this...

But FIRST do a complete cleanup. Run scandisk. Use Windows Explorer to empty the Windows\Temp folder of all files and folders and the same with Windows\Userdata if you've got one (hold down the Shift key while you click Delete, this saves it going to the Recycle Bin). Empty the Recycle bin. Go into Internet Explorer and click Tools - Internet Options - Clear History - Delete Cookies - Delete Files (check the 'Delete all offline content' box as well) and while you are there, click Setting and drop your temp folder size to 20MB. Open Outlook Express and click Tools - Options - Maintenance - Cleanup Now - Compact. I would also recommend a cleaner program like EasyCleaner to do the rest and clean up your registry. After that, do this again about once a month.

PLEASE - let us all know how you get on.

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Outlook Express receiving mail

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I am not able to receive emails because of the following message.
"an unknown error has occurred Acct Pop 3 server mail Protocol POP3 Port 110 Secure (SSL) No error number Ox800C0138

How can this be put right?

It's no good you sending me an email to because I cannot open it.. Send reply to

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Sorry, no mail to any address.

In reply to: Outlook Express receiving mail

Just a few suggestions here:
1. It might be a problem with talknet. Try again later.
2. It might be a problem with talknet. Contact their helpdesk.
3. It might be a problem with your account settings. Delete the account and reenter it.
4. It might be a problem with your computer. Find another PC with an email program and try there.


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