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Intermittant ringing with outlook express

For no reason my laptop starting ringing and ringing, as if I have a notification for a new message. I've turned off the tone to no avail. Is there a way to cease the incessant ringing? Thank you.

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  • ainleyburn Nov 27, 2008

    I've tried your suggestions - unplugged the printer and the mouse, however the ringing has picked up once again. Any other ideas?

  • ainleyburn Nov 27, 2008

    Yes, the problem occurs only when I use outlook.

  • ainleyburn Nov 27, 2008

    Thank you - I regularly receive emails - I'll check on the settings as you suggest.

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Check the connection to any plug and play devices you may have, i.e. printers, scanners, external hdd's usb drive, etc. I would suggest unplugging them all and see if the problem persists. if it doesn't, then plug them in one by one until you have the culprit. then again it may be some random sofware. please let me know if this doesn't work.

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    Edward easley Nov 27, 2008

    Hello again. Does the problem occur only when you use outlook?

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    Edward easley Nov 27, 2008

    Ok, 1) are you getting any new e-mails? if so then 2) please check your modem and make sure that it is not losing the connection to the internet. if not, then 3) make sure your update/retrieval settings in outlook aren't set to be performed too frequently.

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IE6.0/Outlook Express Corruption


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Duplicate emails in Outlook Express?


When Outlook Express is configured for POP3 mail access it uses a file called pop3uidl.dbx to keep track of which message have been downloaded so that it can download only new messages. Sometimes this file becomes corrupted which results in the same messages getting downloaded again. So we will need a different copy of this file. Please do the following to recreate it:

- In Outlook Express click on Tools and Options.
- Click on maintenance tab.
- Click on Store folder button.
- It will open a small window with a path to the store folder.
- Copy the whole path.
- Click on start and Run.
- Click inside the run box and press Ctrl+V, it will paste the whole path we copied.
- Click on OK. It will open the store location.
- Close Outlook Express.
- In the folder that was opened, locate the pop3uidl.dbx file and right click on it and select rename.
- Rename that to pop3uidlold.dbx.
- Open Outlook Express and you will no longer receive any duplicate messages.

If you are using IMAP account, that can happen if your IMAP account is the default mail account and OE is configured to both open directly to the Inbox (which downloads headers automatically) and check for new messages when starting (which also downloads headers automatically). To stop the duplicates, simply choose one option or the other, but not both:

In Outlook Express click Tools > Options, then
1. Remove the check mark for When starting, go directly to my ‘Inbox’ folder
OR
2. Remove the check mark for Send and receive messages at startup.

If you already have duplicates showing, click Tools > Synchronize Account or Synchronize All.

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Outlook Express losing inbox messages?


When you start Outlook Express, the contents of your Inbox folder may be missing. The contents may be replaced with a new first-run "Welcome to Microsoft Outlook Express" message. You do not receive a warning that the email messages have been deleted, and the missing email messages are not in the Deleted Items folder.

If it doesn't help, look at the answer here: http://www.filerepairforum.com/forum/microsoft/microsoft-aa/outlook-express/906-outlook-express-emails-disappeared-can-i-get-them-back

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Hi All, Can anyone please tell me how to stop Outlook Express from popping up wanting to free up disk space by compressing it EVEN when its not installed. I've had it on numerous computers and it


When messages are deleted in Outlook Express, they are not actually removed from the database containing your email data. Rather, the messages are marked to let Outlook Express know that they can be removed the next time the database is compacted. Compacting the message store is necessary for Outlook Express to maintain a reasonable database and avoid file corruption. Because it is necessary, Outlook Express offers to compact your message store every 100 times the program is used. If you do not compact your message store, the message will continue appearing. Compact the Outlook Express message store manually to remove the message asking if you would like your message store compacted automatically.
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Outlook Express ''compress'' message -- but I don't use OE


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Start Outlook Express.
Click File.
Click Folder.
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Close Outlook Express.

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I have an EMail with 16 photos attached - it will not "go" nor can I delete it. How can I get rid of it?


Disconnect the network-cable from your computer, to block Internet access.

Start Outlook Express.
Instead of selecting the "Inbox" mail-folder,
select the "Outbox" folder.
Click once to select the E-mail message.
Use your mouse to "drag-and-drop" the message to your "Inbox" folder.
Close Outlook Express.
Reconnect the network-cable.
Open Outlook Express.
Check your "Inbox" for that "undeliverable" message.
Open the message, or delete the message.

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My Inbox messages for the periods 6 Oct 2008 - 16


Please follow the simple steps to retrieve it.

Create folder of same name with which your dbx file is, e.g. personal.dbx create new folder name it personal.

Shut your out look express.

Copy the dbx file, go to the folder which contains DBX files of your outlook express, since you have created same folder in your new outlook express, you will see named dbx file, just over write the file which you newly created with your old file.

Start your outlook express again and you will be able to see all your email in the folder.

All the best

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Click on the "Mail" tab, then click on your Yahoo account, then click on "Properties".
Click on the "Advanced" tab. I assume that "Leave a copy of messages on server" is already checked. Put a check next to "Remove from server when deleted from 'Deleted Items'".
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Sep 30, 2008 | Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 for PC

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Outlook Express


Empty the Outbox in Outlook Express, move any messages you want to Send later to the Drafts folder.

Close Outlook Express.
Do a Search for .dbx files.
Search:
  • Start > Search > For Files or Folders > All files and folders,
    In the field for: all or part of the file name
    Key in:
    .dbx
    Below that, click on More advanced options
    in the field: Type of File, select (All Files and Folders)
    place a checkmark in:
  • Search system folders
  • Search hidden files and folders
  • Search subfolders
    click Search

Locate the Outbox.dbx file and Sent Items.dbx file and delete it.
Restart Outlook Express, a new Outbox.dbx file will be created.
Send yourself a Test message to see if it leaves the Outbox.


You may need to enable Show Hidden Files and Folders to see the .dbx files.
Windows XP:
  • Open My Computer,
    Tools > Folder Options > View tab,
    under Hidden Files and Folders, verify Show Hidden Files and Folders is selected.
    Remove the check mark for Hide Extensions for known file types.
    Apply, OK to save and close.

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