|JohnW, I wanted to say thank you for that information. I went to the insideoe.com link you provided and followed the instructions for the manual reset. It worked perfectly. |
If anyone else has a problem with Outlook Express and the relentless "compact e-mails" popup message at startup, here are the basic steps from the link:
To reset it manually:
1. Close Outlook Express and all message windows.
2. Click Start, click Run and type without quotes "regedit".
3. Navigate to this key
where GUID is the long number used for your Identity.
4. In the right-hand pane, double-click "Compact Check Count", then change the value to zero. [Note from me: I chose the "decimal" value option when resetting the value in the "compact check count" dialog box.]
I restarted the computer after editing the registry and it was great not to see that message about compacting stuff.
Thanks again. As always, great advice from the forum.