email is full

October 20, 2009 at 18:00:07
Specs: xp pro, 2.4g/384m

my wife's email (outlook express) says full and will not receive any mail. i deleted all messages in inbox, but still says full and will not receive any messages. any suggestions? thanks,


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October 20, 2009 at 18:27:05

Try this: Go to Tools > Options > Maintenance and click the 'Clean up now' button.

If she isn't letting OE clean up the messages occasionally, that's not good.

Tell your wife to quit keeping everything in the inbox. Have her create folders for the various people that she communicates with and move the emails out of the inbox and into the other folders.

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October 20, 2009 at 18:31:23

Outlook Express
File - Folder - Compact all Folders.
See if that helps.

You can always delete your account and open a new one.

Outlook Express is an old version. They changed to Windows Mail and than they changed again
to Windows Live Mail. The last version is much better.
Maybe when you download this one it will fix the older version.

After I downloaded Windows Live Mail and deleted Outlook Express 2 times and it came back each time. I didn't care so
I put it in my unuse Desktop Folder.

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October 23, 2009 at 14:10:20

thanks for all your help


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October 24, 2009 at 04:53:12

My wife had the same problem a couple of weeks ago. She had a message in Outlook Express saying that her inbox was full and she could not receive any messages. When I checked into it I found that it was not the Outlook Express inbox which was full but the one at the ISP and it was the ISP who was generating the message via Outlook Express. The problem arose from Outlook Express downloading messages but not deleting them from the ISP's inbox. I had to go into her inbox via the ISP's web site and delete the unwanted messages from there. After that normal service was resumed.

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October 24, 2009 at 09:02:20

Actually what has probably happened, the actual web-based account could be full. If you use something like in OE, go to the comcast webmail and delete the mail in there. That will help free up the outlook express mail.

Quote That's the reason I don't use out look express, instead I only use a service like Yahoo, Hotmail, don't run into those problems IMHO
Then if I change servers no need to keep making a new e-mail address.

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October 24, 2009 at 14:42:27

How does it say it is full? If it is an email from your server then it is most certainly because their email box is full, not OE's.

some other bloke...

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