Outlook Express cannot send/receive emails



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Outlook Express cannot send/receive emails

Postby Blitz_Commander » Wed, 03 Aug 2005 17:12:40 GMT

Dear All,

I would like to ask Outlook Express experts out there about a certain
problem I am having with my Outlook Express.

1) I am using Windows 2000 pro + Win XP

2) I am using Outlook Express for my email client

I have a particular problem where my outlook express will suddently not be
able to receive or send emails. It will complain some unknown socket error.

To solve this problem, I will delete the inbox.dbx and launch outlook
express to let it re create a new inbox.dbx file. This seems to solve this

1 thing I noticed is that the inbox.dbx is always about 2gig in size. Could
this be the problem? Does the inbox.dbx file grow until a certain size where
this problem will occur?

Can this problem be recreated at will by someone {*filter*}? If it can be
recreated, can some one please give me the steps I should take to re create
this exact problem? Or is this some random problem?

Hope to hear from you soon.


Re: Outlook Express cannot send/receive emails

Postby Vince Averello [MVP-Outlook] » Wed, 03 Aug 2005 20:40:10 GMT

This newsgroup is for support of Outlook 97, 98, 2000, 2002 & 2003 from the 
Office family for Intel PCs. For Outlook Express (OE) support try posting in 
one of these newsgroups:
microsoft.public.inetexplorer.ie4.outlookexpress for OE 4.x
microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie5.outlookexpress for OE 5.x
 http://www.**--****.com/ ;en-us;newsgroups
microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie55.outlookexpress for OE 5.5x
 http://www.**--****.com/ ;en-us;newsgroups
microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress for OE 6.x
 http://www.**--****.com/ ;en-us;newsgroups
microsoft.public.internet.mail.mac for the Macintosh version of OE
 http://www.**--****.com/ ;en-us;newsgroups

If those groups aren't carried on the news server that's carrying this group 
try using msnews.microsoft.com (MS's public news server that's the source 
for all the microsoft.public newsgroups). The links under the newsgroup 
references are for use with MS's web newsreader (not exactly the best way to 
post but it works for some people)

Also a good source of Outlook Express info can be found here:

Re: Outlook Express cannot send/receive emails

Postby Diane Poremsky [MVP] » Wed, 03 Aug 2005 20:45:46 GMT

see if www.insideoe.com has any information on this problem - it could very 
well be because of the file size.

Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
Coauthor, OneNote 2003 for Windows (Visual QuickStart Guide)
Author, Google and Other Search Engines (Visual QuickStart Guide)
Outlook Tips:  http://www.**--****.com/ 
Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center:  http://www.**--****.com/ 

Re: Outlook Express cannot send/receive emails

Postby N. Miller » Thu, 04 Aug 2005 03:44:16 GMT

[Cross posted to "microsoft.public.outlookexpress.general", and
Followup-To: set]

Generally, you will find better expertise in the appropriate group. But,
yes, your Inbox size is to large. It looks like you are storing all of your
email messages for several years there. You are risking corruption of the
data, or its loss. Never use the five default folders for storage; always
create new folders and move message to them for archival storage. The
default folders, Inbox.dbx, Outbox.dbx, Sent Items.dbx, Deleted Items.dbx,
and Drafts.dbx are subject to corruption, and loss of messages. Treat them
as temporary storage and you will be much better off.

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