Outlook Express Sent Folder

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March 9, 2009 at 08:15:31
Specs: Windows XP, Pentium 4 3.6 GHz 2
In Outlook Express 6 running under XP SP2, I have nearly 400 MB of messages in the "Sent folder." After cleaning up / deleting most of it (I'm down to a mere 165 messages), I still show the "Sent folder" to be nearly 400 MB. How can this be? Is there sometning special maintenance I should be doing?

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March 9, 2009 at 08:42:05
Are you meaning the "dbx" file called Sent Items?
If so, I believe the only way to reduce its size is to delete it..
Create a new folder in Outlook Express (call it something like Temp Sent and move all messages from Sent Items to Temp Sent. Close Outlook Express. Delete Sent Items.dbx. Re-open Outlook Express. Transfer the messages back into Sent Items. delete Temp Sent.
The recreated dbx file should now be much smaller.
(Same applies to Inbox, Deleted Items, etc.)

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March 9, 2009 at 10:07:30
Thanks WRCS; that worked.

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