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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.

Posted on Nov 27, 2008

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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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MAPI error message when import or export messages in Outlook Express


·You import mail from Outlook into Outlook Express, but you removed Outlook from your computer before you tried to import the mail into Outlook Express.
·You configure Outlook Express to be the default Simple Messaging application programming interface (MAPI) client.
·You import or export mail from Outlook Express, and you do not have Outlook installed on your computer.
To resolve this issue, try one of the following methods, as appropriate for your situation.

Method 1: If you want to use a special program you can use Outlook Express Fix Toolbox

https://www.fixtoolbox.com/outlookexpressfix.html

Method 2: Change your MAPI Settings

Configure Outlook Express to not be the default Simple MAPI client before you import the mail items. To do this, follow these steps:
1.Restart your computer, and then start Outlook Express.
2.On theToolsmenu, clickOptions.
3.On theConnectiontab, clickChangeto open theInternet Propertiesdialog box.
4.On theProgramstab, click an e-mail application other than Outlook Express in theE-maillist. ClickApply, and then clickOK.
5.ClickOKagain to close theOptionsdialog box.
6.Exit Outlook Express, and then restart Outlook Express.

You can now import or export messages.

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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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IE6.0/Outlook Express Corruption


Please try:
Outlook Express Repair Toolbox provides efficient way of Outlook Express database repair tool download so you may apply this software to fix DBX file issues, caused by various reasons.

For more information: https://www.outlookexpressrepairtoolbox.com/

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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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Outlook Express Repair Kit. A power-packed Microsoft Outlook Express repair tool offering record efficiency, accuracy of recovery and full automation of the recovery process. A top choice for users who don't know how to repair Outlook Express 6.0 and above without handing their data to expensive and slow data recovery services.
For more information: http://www.outlookexpress.repair/

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On pc cannot activate incoming message notification


Are you busy working on the computer and want to know if you receive e-mail without having to check all the time? You can set your e-mail options to notify you when you receive e-mail. These are instructions for Outlook Express. E-mail programs vary, but most have an Options, Settings or Preferences menu or menu command to set your preferences in

Open Outlook Express. Go to the Tools menu. Click on Options. Make sure the General tab is selected. Check the "Play sound for new messages" box to hear when you have a new message. Check the "Send and receive messages at startup" box to automatically check for new messages each time you start your e-mail program. Check the "Check for new messages" box and then select the time intervals at which you want the e-mail program to automatically check for mail. Click OK. Hope this helps.

Dec 12, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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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.
Compact the Outlook Express Message Store Manually Launch Outlook Express. Click "File," then click "Work Offline." This disconnects Outlook Express from the Internet temporarily, ensuring that the message store is not in use while you are compacting the database. Note: If you do not want to compact the Outlook Express message store at all, see Section 2. Click "Tools" and then "Options." Click the "Maintenance" tab. Click the "Clean Up Now" button. Click the "Compact" button. This process may take some time depending on when the message store was last compacted. Click "Close" or "OK" to close each window. The offer to compact the Outlook Express message store automatically will no longer be displayed. Click "File" and "Work Offline" to reconnect Outlook Express to the Internet. Compact the message store periodically to prevent the message from being displayed again. Remove the Offer to Compact the Message Store Without Compacting section 2 Press the Windows logo and "R" keys to display the "Run" dialog box. Type "regedit" without quotation marks into the box and press "Enter." This opens the Windows registry editor. Click the plus icons on the left side of the folder tree to navigate to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER," "Identities," "(long string of letters and numbers)," "Software," "Microsoft" and "Outlook Express" folders. Click the "5.0" folder under the "Outlook Express" folder. Find the value named "Compact Check Count" on the right side of the window and double click it. Change the number displayed under "Value data" to "0" and click "OK." Close the registry editor. Outlook Express will not offer to compact your message store again until it has been launched another 100 times. Hope this helps

Dec 11, 2012 | Microsoft Outlook Express

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Is there a simple way to export outlook messages with attachments from one lap top to another


Yes, there certainly is!
  1. Create a new folder on the desktop named Exported Mail (on the Finder, click File, and then click New Folder).
  2. Start Outlook Express.
  3. If necessary, resize the Outlook Express window so that the desktop is visible.
  4. Click the folder that contains the messages that you want to export (for example, the Inbox folder).
  5. Select the messages that you want to export by holding down the SHIFT key, and then clicking each message that you want to export.

    NOTE: To select all messages in a folder:
    1. Click one message.
    2. On the Edit menu, click Select All.
  6. Drag the selected messages from the Outlook Express window, and then put them in the Exported Messages folder that you created in step 1.
  7. Quit Outlook Express.
  8. Then transfer the folder that you created onto the other laptop!

Feb 28, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I would like to down load oulook express to do my e mails on my note boo I am 70 years old and a little slow with some of these things, I am trying to link this with my desk top up stairs


Understanding and using Microsoft Outlook Express - Download and Install What is Outlook Express? - Free email client Outlook Express is an email client. In non-technical terms, it is a program that lets you send and receive emails from your computer. It is one of the most popular email clients in the world simply because it comes free with Internet Explorer (and the Windows operating system). Now Internet Explorer comes bundled with Windows which is the most popular operating system and it soon became the browser of choice on most desktops since it had some great features when compared to its nearest competition, Netscape Navigator (at that time). So as Internet Explorer became popular the usage of Outlook Express as the default email client increased to make it the leading email program on the Internet.
From where do I get Outlook Express? - It's a free download If you don't have Outlook Express, you can simply download the latest version of Internet Explorer. Outlook Express email client will be installed on your system once you install the browser.
Outlook Express Homepage - http://www.microsoft.com/windows/oe/.
What does Outlook Express actually do? Outlook Express allows you send and receive emails from your computer. The good thing about Outlook Express (or any decent email client from that matter), is that it lets you store the sent and received emails on your system. Thus, Outlook Express acts like a emailing center via which you send, receive, store and collate emails.
What is the difference between Outlook Express and Outlook? Outlook Express, as I mentioned, comes free with Internet Explorer or Windows operating system. It's a lean and mean email client. Microsoft Outlook on the other hand is an email client but comes at a price. To justify the cost of the software, Microsoft Outlook has tons of features and functionalities which are not present in Outlook Express.
How is Outlook Express different from an online email service? The difference between Outlook Express and an online email service such as GMail, Hotmail, Yahoo! etc. is that it lets you browse, read and compose emails from your computer even when you are not connected to the net. To download emails, you do need to connect to the Internet. Email messages are actually stored on your system, so, you can still read the emails you have received and sent in the past. An online email service works ONLY when you are connected to the net.
Another great feature of Outlook Express (and any other email client worth its salt), is that it lets you read and write emails at your leisure. Let us say you are traveling from Philadelphia to Chicago. You download all your emails via Outlook Express in Philadelphia and then board the flight to Chicago. Now when you open your laptop on the plane and start Outlook Express, you can not only read emails but also write replies and compose new emails. Outlook Express will store all these replies and new emails on your system. Now when you arrive at Chicago, connect to the Internet and open Outlook Express, the program will send the stored email messages.
Outlook Express also lets you segregate email messages into folders. For example, all new emails are stored in the Inbox folder, the emails which you have sent to people will be stored in the Sent Items folder and any emails that have yet to be sent are stored in the Outbox folder. In addition to these three folders, Outlook Express has two more folders. These are the Drafts and Deleted Items folders. The Drafts folder stores email messages that you have composed and saved while the Deleted Items folder contains all the deleted emails. [Note: in order to completely delete the emails from your system you need to empty the Deleted Items folder.]
You can also create folders inside the Inbox folder to further segregate email messages.
FYI, you can configure Outlook Express to segregate incoming email into different folders using rules and filters. For example, potential spam can be junked directly into the Deleted Items folder.
What kind of email accounts can I use in Outlook Express? Outlook Express can be used for any POP3 or IMAP email account. POP3, which stands for Post Office Protocol 3, is a set of rules with which one accesses and downloads emails. IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) is a set of rules with which emails are assessed.
If you have a web site hosted on a server, most likely the hosting package would come with a few POP3 email accounts. Thus, yourname@yourdomain.com would most likely be a POP3 email.
Can I receive emails from online email services in Outlook Express? Online email services such as Gmail provide free POP3 access to the email account; you should read configure Gmail account on Outlook Express if you want step-by-step instructions on how to do that. Hotmail used to have this feature but it has since discontinued it. Other popular online emails services might charge a small fee for POP3 access.

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Windows live mail personal email folders to new Vista/Office 2007


EML extension is an Outlook Express file. You need to import the eml files to Outlook Express first. Drag and drop the emails into Outlook Express preview pane. Then you can import the emails from OE to Outlook.

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Outlook Express


It is not a big problem, you can disable this notification withing 'options' from the main toolbar within Outlook Express.

Be sure to check if you have enough disk space on your computer and consider a 'disk cleanup' too.

This can be accessed from Start / Programs / Accessories / System Tools.

Good luck,

Erik.

May 13, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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