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Outlook Inbox items are being automatically deleted

When i open the new mail in my Inbox and view it. as soo as i close it it disappears from the Inbox. it doesn't even go to Deleted folder. it completely disappears from Outlook all together.

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  • pc14 Feb 19, 2009

    what is the "security s/w"?





    i already tried the outlook inbox repair tool...it didn't work



    Thanks!

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Hi,try uninstalling the security s/w and reinstall it.it should fix it.or google the outlook inbox repair tool...and should workout...

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