Windows Legacy OS forum

General discussion

Outlook Express very slow deleting messages

I am experiencing a problem with Outlook Express. When I try to delete a message the program seems to lock up and after about 30-45 seconds it deletes the message but it clears and then repaints the inbox. I am using Windows XP Home edition. I have downloaded both SP1 and SP2.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Outlook Express very slow deleting messages
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: Outlook Express very slow deleting messages
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 -
Slow Deleting

In reply to: Outlook Express very slow deleting messages

Have you checked you computer for Spyware& adware. Try cleaning it & see if this helps.Good Luck, Gordon

Collapse -
Thanks

In reply to: Slow Deleting

I had done this before but I did it again and combined with the other suggestions it seems to be a little faster.

Thanks

Collapse -
Possible solution

In reply to: Outlook Express very slow deleting messages

Other than spyware, try this.

Copy your entire outlook express folder to a mew location, then delete all the .dbx files (if you want you can just rename them by removing the x off then end of each one)

Open Outlook Express and see if the problem is gone, if so just import all the messages from the copied folder. They will all come back unless there is a damaged email or dbx folder, which will show what the problem was.

If your dbx folders are large (say over 500 megs each) it;s time to do some cleanup. OE was not designed to handle that large of a load.

Collapse -
Thanks for the help.

In reply to: Possible solution

I did this and it seems to have helped.

Thanks

Collapse -
OE corrupt?

In reply to: Outlook Express very slow deleting messages

Such problems can transpire if the file ''Folders.dbx'' (the Indexer) is damaged or corrupt. To resolve the issue, rename or simply delete the Folders.dbx file for the impacted identity, and then start OE which rebuilds it

Collapse -
Thanks for the help

In reply to: OE corrupt?

This procedure seems to have helped also.

Thanks

Popular Forums

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

SMART HOME

This one tip will help you sleep better tonight

A few seconds are all you need to get a better night's rest.