outlook express xp: how to access hidden read

July 19, 2011 at 14:06:17
Specs: Windows XP
This started this morning out of nowhere. My E mail was showing about 9 new messages, but all the older ones normally below them were missing. I was concerned, but started reading the new messages anyway. As I read them, they disappeared, which was something new. I panicked a little and noticed the "views" heading on that page was saying "hide read messages". I have no idea what caused that to come up. Everything was normal when I went to sleep last night, and the joint e mail my wife and I use was normal this morning.
I've done quite a bit of searching in the last several hours but I can't seem to find any info on how to access these "missing, or hidden" messages.
Obviously, I put the heading back to "show all messages" so everything has been okay since then. The maddening thing is that if they can be hidden, why isn't there an obvious route to access them afterwards?
Anyway, thanks in advance for any help you might be able to give me.
Portland Oregon

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July 19, 2011 at 23:23:08
Hi Chuck, here are a few links after putting these keywords into google, change the keywords if you can't find what you want.
show all messages



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July 20, 2011 at 13:06:07
Thanks for trying. By the way, for whatever it's worth, we're on Comcast.
I tried the lines you showed, but nothing really came up that seemed to get any closer.
Right now, I just want to know for future usage, should this happen again.
It makes no sense if you can hide them, but can't access them.
That means they're erased, for all practical purposes, and I don't think that's what they had in mind.
Anyway, thanks again for your efforts. Should you think of anything else, please let me know?

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July 20, 2011 at 16:42:44
Did you try these keywords?

show all messages outlook express


Here is one link from that search.

Messages in Inbox or other mail folders disappear


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