I've no idea why but all the emails that arrive in my inbox have started to appear as if I have sent them to myself. My name is always in the place where the name of the sender appears instead of the real sender. Can anyone tell me why and what to do about it?
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Could be your Outlook profile got corrupted somehow. If you use your account settings on another PC w/Outlook does the trouble follow? Or is it strictly w/your PC? Obviously, other profiles are working fine (your partner's). One solution might be to backup your .pst file to the C: drive or a USB drive, completely delete your old profile, and build a new one. Once your confirm that email is working properly, then attempt to reload your old .pst file to get all your old email back.
Something else you could try is to open Outlook in Safe Mode. This will run Outlook with minimal addons in order to eliminate the possibility that some sort of addon is the culprit.
You can use one of these methods to start Outlook using a command line switch: Hold Ctrl key as you click the Outlook shortcut. If you use Vista or Windows 7, type outlook.exe /safe in the Start Search field on the Start menu then press Enter.
If you cannot delete email in Outlook Express and the program crashes frequently the problem might be because of corrupt storage folders - typically, the Inbox and the Deleted Items. As you may know, the email program uses the Inbox to store all incoming email, Sent Items for the messages you have sent and Delete Items for the messages that have been discarded. Now if you cannot delete an email in Outlook Express the cause of your troubles might be faultly or corrupt Inbox or Delete Items folders.
Fixing these two folders is not difficult and for that we need to find out where these folders reside on the hard disk. In the Outlook Express program, go to "Tools" -> "Options" and move to the "Maintenance" tab. You'll find a "Store Folder..." button; click on it. This brings up a small window with the path to the storage folders directory. Use the left mouse button and click to select the entire path. Now right-click and choose the "Copy" option. Close the Outlook Express program.
Open the "Run" program from the "Start" menu and paste the full path (CONTROL-V or right-click -> Paste). The Outlook Express storage folders are hidden files. You may need to force Windows to show them. From the top menu, select "Tools" -> "Folder Options" and then from the "View" tab, check "Show Hidden Files and Folders". Now simply select the Deleted Items.dbx file and send it to the recycle bin. Don't worry; Outlook Express will create a new one when you start it again.
If you still cannot delete the email after manually removing the Deleted Items.dbx file, I suggest you do the same for the inbox storage folder. However, deleting that will also remove all of your store email messages. So first select and drag all the messages in a temporary folder (create on the Desktop); you can then drag them back to the inbox when you open Outlook Express again and it creates the inbox afresh.
To check the exact reason - we have to follow few steps one by one as follows.
Due to following reasons mails may not reach their destinations,
Other End Problems 1. Email address typed is wrong or does not exist. 2. There is problem with the email address - like inbox capacity is full, incoming mail server is down. 3. Recipient received the email not in inbox rather in bulk/junk box - so tell him/her to check junk/bulk box. 4. Your email address is blocked by them (recipients).
Your End problem ------------------------- 5. You have not clicked the option "Server Authentication" or other configuration problem you made. 6. There is virus problem in your computer creating malfunction for outgoing emails. 7. Your outgoing server problem.
So I am guiding how to check all points one by one tactfully to detect exact reason.
First verify the email address you typed - then you send email to the same email address from your different email. Try to use same mail server (your end) for checking as some time few black listed mail servers are there. You request the recipient to check the bulk/junk box - or send email waiting few hours. Tell the recipient whether your email is blocked or the domain of your email address (as yahoo.com is domain of email email@example.com).
Now this is the very important point out of the all points - please consult with your mail server admin and check whether you have checked the Server Authentication Required option in mail client software like Outlook Express. You please configure the same email in different computer (virus free) - try the same. Wait few ours and send to other email addresses - and check.
I think you may easily rectify the problem. Happy Computing. I think I have been able to answer to solve the problem. Many Many thanks for using Fixya.
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paul, make sure on your end that the emails you send end up in your Sent box and not stuck in the Out box...if still in Out they are not sending...if that is the case comcast may be blocking SMTP port 25 (unless you upgrade to some "Pro" type of account). are you you using comcast as your email provider?