can't delete emails

October 29, 2005 at 14:37:07
Specs: windows 98se, p3

I cannot delete emails from my inbox and sent items box. i have to move them to my drafts folder and the delete them from there!
Please help...............

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#1
October 29, 2005 at 16:05:56

If you you are using Outlook Express, try deleting the inbox file. It's inbox.dbx if you are using OE 5 or 6. It will be recreated on the next OE startup.

Sorry, I do not check for private messages


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#2
October 29, 2005 at 16:22:33

If you delete the inbox you will get a nice new one which I think will be empty.

First make a folder called KEEP, then move any emails you want preserved into it. You can highlight the whole block of emails by highlighting one then pressing Ctrl-A key. You can move them back the same way afterwards.

DerekW


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#3
October 29, 2005 at 16:45:37

It would help if you would say what email client you're using...version...when you noticed the problem, etc...etc

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#4
October 29, 2005 at 17:39:52

Thanks Derek, I should have warned about that. I move everything out of my inbox and tend to assume that everyone does.

Zeta, it's more efficient to create other folders for your messages. I create one for each person I communicate with, plus miscellaneous others.

Sorry, I do not check for private messages


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#5
October 29, 2005 at 22:22:40

Yes, no need to format the drive (!), just delete the inbox, exit the program and restart it.

You can avoid many of these Windows problems with Linux. Linspire eases the transition for new users


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#6
October 30, 2005 at 02:03:36

Many thanks to ham30 and Derek - problem solved - cheers.................Zeta

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#7
November 18, 2005 at 11:20:52

I am having the same problem and I can't even delete the inbox file. Any suggestions?
Thx


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#8
November 18, 2005 at 12:59:47

gene

Always best to start a new thread of your own. That way we know what OS you are using and can deal with your specific variant of the problem.

Assuming you've backed up your Inbox emails, what do you mean when you say "I can't even delete the inbox file"?

When you go to Windows Explorer (or My Computer) and Find the file Inbox.dbx you presumably try to delete it. What exactly happens then - is there some sort of error message or does it just ignore you?

DerekW


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