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Easy OE question (I think)

By smitnlit
Jul 26, 2007
  1. I have outlook express and a gazillion emails so when I close it I get the dreaded message that it will COMPACT them. I don't want to do that because I like to SAVE most of my messages. IF I compact them, does that render them UNSEARCHABLE later? For instance, I just needed an email that I had saved from last December today. So I'm not sure when I will need to pull something up so I HATE To compact them but I'm SICK of that message.
    Mary
     
  2. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595

    Turn off background compaction under Tools | Options | Maintenance for each Identity you have,
    and then compact manually,when necessary.More HERE
     
  3. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    I strongly suggest you let OE compact the email when you get the message. The emails are saved in folders with a .dbx file extension on your system. Compacting them is a way of saving 'space'. I think you will find that not compacting will slow you down.

    To read the messages, do a search on your system in All Files & Folders for dbx. You will find all your email boxes there and can read the messages.
     
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