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Lime green font in Outlook Express v.6 message list

The font in all entries in the Incoming message list are in green, which are very hard to read unless selecting one, which then is viewed in black like normal, but reverts to green when not being selected. The messages themselves are in black or any colors the sender may have used.
All messages I send or forward show up in the Sent list in black as normal.
I have discussed the problem with the IP ComCast.net who say it's nothing they're doing to cause it. There's no command in OE 6 to change font colors either. How to change that green?

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  • wljohn Dec 11, 2008

    I finally found the answer: Tools, Message Rules, Mail, read the rules until one was found saying highlight messages with Lime, delete Rule.

  • ap-it
    ap-it May 11, 2010

    Check to see if there is a Message Rule setup, it could be this...http://www.worldstart.com/tips/email-tip...

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SOURCE: Change font color for e-Mail

CAUSE loadTOCNode(1, 'cause'); This behavior can occur if either of the following conditions exists: • Microsoft Internet Explorer is configured to ignore specified formatting features in the Accessibility dialog box. • Outlook Express is configured to use plain text.

RESOLUTION
loadTOCNode(1, 'resolution'); To change the format of the text when you compose a message, use one of the following methods:
Turn off the Accessibility Settings loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution'); To turn off the Accessibility settings, follow these steps: 1. Click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click Internet or Internet Settings. 2. On the General tab, click Accessibility. 3. Click the following check boxes as necessary to clear them: • Ignore colors specified on Web pages • Ignore font styles specified on Web pages • Ignore font sizes specified on Web pages 4. Click OK. 5. Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
Change the Sending Format loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution'); Change the sending format to Rich Text (HTML). To do so, follow these steps: 1. In Outlook Express, click Options on the Tools menu. 2. Click the Send tab, and then click HTML under Mail Sending Format. 3. Click OK. 4. Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

Posted on Jun 04, 2008

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SOURCE: Outlook Express Not Receiving Attachments From One Sender

  1. Open Outlook Express
  2. Click on Tools->Message Rules->Mail
  3. Check the Mail Rules and Blocked Senders tabs
This is just a preliminary check for anything that may be modified that could be causing your problem. Since the issue is with a specific sender, I would check there first.

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SOURCE: Outlook Express ''compress'' message -- but I don't use OE

No. Much easier:

Start Outlook Express.
Click File.
Click Folder.
Click Compact All Folders.
Close Outlook Express.

Posted on Nov 06, 2009

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have outlook express 6 and when sending emails with attachments
it sends it to the same person every 25mins?? till i cancel it

Just started doing this and need it for my work sending photo's
can you help me please

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Can't send emails in Outlook Express


Save yourself alot of headaches and use a web-mail service like Gmail.

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The difference between Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express


1 :Outlook Express was developed as part of Internet
Explorer with the home user in mind while Outlook
was developed as part of Microsoft Office with the
corporate user in mind.
2. Outlook Express is a basic Internet mail program
that is part of Internet Explorer and Windows.
Outlook is a full-featured personal information
manager that is available as a part of Microsoft
Office and also as a stand-alone program.
3. Outlook has a host of features that Outlook
Express does not have, such as a calendar,
a task list, a journal, and automatic backup into
archive files.
4. Outlook can be programmed using Visual Basic
for Applications (VBA) but Outlook Express cannot.
5. Outlook also has a very powerful Junk Mail feature
6. Outlook has message rules for both incoming
and outgoing mail, while Outlook Express can
only filter incoming.
7. Outlook Express was designed for use on a single
computer and so its message store and settings
cannot be stored on a server. Outlook however
was tailor-made for networks, and so its message
store can be on a central server that many
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How change outlook font size?


Change the default font style for new messages that you compose
  1. Click the File tab.
  2. Click Options.
  3. Click Mail.
  4. Under Compose messages, click Stationery and Fonts.
  5. On the Personal Stationery tab, under New mail messages, click Font.
  6. On the Font tab, under Font, click the font that you want to use for all new messages.
  7. If you want, select a font style and size.
  8. Click OK on the Font, the Signatures and Stationery, and the Outlook Options dialog boxes.
When you create a message, the new settings take effect.

Change the default font style for messages that you reply to or forward
  1. Click the File tab.
  2. Click Options.
  3. Click Mail.
  4. Under Compose messages, click Stationery and Fonts.
  5. On the Personal Stationery tab, under Replying or forwarding messages, click Font.
  6. On the Font tab, change the font options to what you want to use for future messages.
  7. Click OK on the Font, the Signatures and Stationery, and the Outlook Options dialog boxes.
When you reply to or forward a message, the new settings take effect.

Restore the initial default font style options To restore the font to the default setting of 11-point Calibri, do the following:
  1. Click the File tab.
  2. Click Options.
  3. Click Mail.
  4. Under Compose messages, click Stationery and Fonts.
  5. On the Personal Stationery tab, under New mail messages, click Font.
  6. On the Font tab, under Font, click the entry +Body.
  7. Under Font style, click Regular.
  8. Under Size, click 11.
  9. Click OK on the Font, the Signatures and Stationery, and the Outlook Options dialog boxes.

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When I reply to an e-mail on OUtlook 2010, the font size is very small - and I cannot read the original or what I am typing. Any ideas on how to restore the normal size


Having trouble seeing that small default font of Microsoft Outlook emails? There are three ways of making Outlook email text bigger.
The first includes increasing the text size of the outgoing email messages.
The second includes increasing the text size of messages that are replied to or forwarded.
The last includes making all the text of incoming emails larger as well.

Go to the Tools menu and select Options.
Click the Mail Formats tab and then click Stationary and Fonts.
Find the Personal Stationary tab, then find and click the Font button located under the New Mail Messages heading.
On the Font tab that appears, there will be a variety of options including changing the type of font, style, size and color.


Find the drop-down menu that is under the Size heading and select a bigger number.
Click OK and the new setting will take place the next time a message is composed.

Replies or Forwarded Mail
Go to the Tools menu and select Options.
Click the Mail Formats tab and then click Stationary and Fonts.

Find the Personal Stationary tab, then click the Font button that is located under the Replying or Forwarding Messages heading.
Find the drop-down menu that is under the Size heading and select a bigger number.
Click OK and the new settings will take place the next time a message is replied to or forwarded.

Incoming Email Messages
Go to the Tools menu and select Options.
Click the Mail Formats tab and then click Stationary and Fonts.

Look for the Display Font heading on the Personal Stationary tab and increase the size the size of the font by selecting a larger number.
This will increase the text size for all plain text incoming email.
However, it will not increase the text size of incoming HTML emails.

Set the option to read all incoming email as plain text if it is necessary to increase the text size of all incoming emails.
To do this, go to Tools, then click on Options, then look for the button that says Email Options and click Read all Standard Mail as Plain Text.

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Deleting outlook express messages from in box


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Hi! Follow these steps to get the information:
1. Re-create your mail folder hierarchy by dragging folders into place in the Folder list. Note that any folder you have created to group sub-folders but that does not itself contain messages will not appear in the Folder list and so must be created again.
2. Re-download the list of newsgroups from each news account.
3. Reset your subscribed newsgroups and download messages again.
4. Reset synchronization options on IMAP and newsgroup folders.
5. Edit any message rule that moves or copies messages to folders other than the Inbox.
Also you can use: Easy Outlook Express Repair

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Note: When you open Outlook Express for the first time, you might be asked if you want to set it as a default email client on your system. Make sure you answer in the affirmative.
  1. Start Outlook Express. Click on Tools in the menu bar and then go to Accounts
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  2. This brings up the Internet Accounts pop-up window. Click on the Mail tab, to bring it to the front if it is not already so. If you are starting Outlook Express for the first time, there would not be any email accounts listed on this window.
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  3. To add a new mail account, click on the Add button and then on Mail as shown in the image below.
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  4. This brings up the Internet Connection Wizard pop-up window. Enter your name in the Display Name field and click on the Next button.
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  5. The wizard now asks for your email address. Enter the full email address and click on the Next button.
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    It is likely that the incoming email server is POP3. The incoming and outgoing email servers can be yourdomain.com, mail.yourdomain.com or any other value depending on how the email server has been configured.
    If you are a beginner, you might not know what the incoming and outgoing servers mean. It is not important at this stage to know the meaning; you simply need to know their values. Call up your I.S.P. and ask them to provide the information.
    I know that the email accounts at my domain www.BiotechDesk.com are all POP3. Additionally, the incoming and outgoing email servers are the same - biotechdesk.com.
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  7. The last information that you need to enter to complete the setup of the new account is the username and password for that email account. These login details would have been given to you by your ISP or you would have set these online using a control panel.
    After completing the fields for Account Name and Password, click on the Next button.
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  8. In the following window, click on the Finish button to complete the process of setting up a new email account in Outlook Express.
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  9. You will now see the new email account has been added to the Accounts list. The account is referred by its server name.
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  10. To compose a new email click on the Create Mail button or click on Messages - New Message. This opens a blank email for you. Enter the senders email address, subject and the matter.
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As I mentioned in point #9 (above), Outlook Express will refer to an email account by its server name. So if you have several email accounts on your domain, they would be referred to as yourdomain.com(1), yourdomain.com(2) etc. (or something similar). To make this more user friendly, Outlook Express gives you the option of changing these values.
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How to disable Outlook Express 6 Compact message prompt


Unfortunately, there is no easy way to disable this. The best you can do is delay the messages, or avoid them altogether. I have listed both methods below, and would suggest number 1 over number 2:

Method #1 - In Outlook Express, click on Tools>>Options>>Maintenance. Click on the Cleanup Now button, and then Compact. Doing this regularly will keep you from getting the messages.

Method #2 -
  • Open the registry (click on Start, Run, type Regedit and click Enter).
  • Browse to HKEY_CURRENT_USERIdentitiesyour identitySoftwareMicrosoftOutlook Express.0.
  • Look for the registry value titled Compact Check Count. This typically has a value of between 1 and 5, which means Outlook Express will check every 1 to 5 times to see whether you need to compact. Double click on the item, and set the number to 100, so you will only see the message every 100 times you open Outlook Express.
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Cannot change font color in OE 6


I assume you mean change font colors in the body of your messages you compose.

IOpen a new message by clicking on "create mail" in outlook express.In the tool bar just above the white ares you type the message, left click once on the underlined "A" a selection of colors will drop down. Select the color you wnat and it will change the font color.

I hope this helps!

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Cannot use outlook express or incredimail.


To find the to the incoming settings for your e mail account in Outlook express

In the google search string > Outlook+your ESP
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Open Outook express > Tools > Accounts > Mail Properties check if the incoming settings are matching

Mar 29, 2009 | Microsoft Outlook Express

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My computer defaults to outlook express 6 when I try to respond to any posting on craigslist or respond to other postings, and outlook dose not work. I can type a message but when I try to sentd it , it...


Check the font being called by OE6. You can do this by opening Outlook Express. Click on Tools => Options => Compose. Make sure the font and size are something your computer uses. Personally, I use ARIAL at 11 point. You might also check to make sure a stationery design isn't set for OE6. That setting is under the same tab as the fonts.

I hope this helps! Please post rating, if it does.
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