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Outlook Express

By macnll
Oct 9, 2007
  1. Everytime I send an attachment using OE the recipient gets 20 seperate emails and cannot open the attachments. Help, this is unnerving.
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    That is probably an infection of some kind.

    You need to have a read of this - If your system is infected. Read this before deciding whether to CLEAN or REFORMAT.

    Then if you should wish to proceed with cleaning your system you need to go and read the Viruses/Spyware/Malware, preliminary removal instructions. Follow all the instructions exactly.

    Post fresh HJT, Combofix, and AVG Antispyware logs as ATTACHMENTS.

    Once you have done all that, you need to open a new thread in the Security and the Web forum and post the attachments there. Please do not post them in this thread.
  3. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595


    This is a common problem.

    Cause -

    The Sent Items.dbx file has reached the file size limit (2 GB).
    After that OE can't copy a sent email to the SenT Items folder.
    Therefore, the copy remains in the Outbox and is sent again

    Solution -

    First locate your store folder - Tools/Options/Maintenance/Store folder

    Go to that location in Windows Explorer,

    Create a new folder and drag your sent emails into it,from the Sent Items.dbx folder

    close OE, delete the delete Sent Items.dbx folder,

    restart OE and drag the sent items back to the recreated folder,

    or leave them 'archived' in the new folder.

    See HERE and HERE
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,432   +801

    Many Email Client applications run into this problem; one of the mailboxes/folders
    fills and problems ensue thereafter.

    archive old emails and compress your mailboxes frequently, especially where
    you send/recv attachments. Be sure to trim the Sent Folder too!

    technical description:
    each mailbox is a separate FILE, not a separate folder and
    each email is just glued onto the bottom of the existing mailbox. Without
    frequent deleting and compressing, the mailbox will grow to the system maximum
    file size and then you're in trouble.
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