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Outlook Express Problem

I think Outlook Express has a problem, I receiving this message form Outlook Express -

"To free up disk space, Outlook Express can compact messages. This may take up to a few minutes."

should I click OK? Is this a Virus? My anti virus doesn't detect any viruses, this is really weird.

Appreciate some help here.

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  • tuffy708 Dec 25, 2008

    I have a problem with my Outlook Express that extends beyond a box suggesting that I compact stuff. When I open my Outlook Express it seems to be downloading messages all the time that never show-up and then after each this box pops up that tells me their is an error in the process even though I seem to be getting all the messages that are sent to me. I don't empty my in-box and often I will not be able to send stuff as I have exceeded my storage limit or so I am told by a pop-up box. So I go to my in-box to the earliest messages and delete them one at a time until I can start sending email again. I was at one time using the MSN sevice for email and then went back to using Outlook Express and I seem to have had trouble ever since. My internet provider is MSN through Quest. I hope I make sense on this. I can't seem to find a solution. Total frustration.

  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2009

    I have never used Outlook Express and I started receiving the message three days ago. I even uninstalled Outlook Express and I am still getting the message. Really sounds like a virs!

  • albi103 May 11, 2010

    i need the download settings for outlook express

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Short copy & paste from the site how to disable Outlook Express compact (not completly tho) in the registry:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\{long number}\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express\5.0. In the right hand pane and find *Compact Check Count* >right click>modify>decimal>and set the value to 0, (zero). This will reset the prompt, and you won't see it again for another 100 closings.

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I completely agree with the suggestion provided from the GURU.
If you have too many emails on your outlook express, it will ask you to compact the data.. don't worry and just go ahead and do what the GURU says.. things will be better.. There is no virus of any sort.
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Hi

Its just a useful function of Outlook express which allows you to save space and make the program run faster. Its definitely not a virus


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