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Outlook express 6 inbox file size doesnot change

Hi friends, i have been facing a strange prblm with my oe6 in which the inbox file size shows 1.99gb tough i have deleted all but 4mails. itried to import mails to diffrent id it worked the inbox file siz was showing the actual size thats a few kb. now after a month i tried to delete a few hundred mails form the inbox to free up HDD space and i was supprised to see the same prblm that i started with. the file size wouldnt change.

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Re: Outlook express 6 inbox file size doesnot change

When the file size reaches about 2GB, OE6 and lower break and corrupt the file. Not sure about OE7. IIRC there is a tool you can download from the MS site which will truncate the file back to a size where inbox repair is possible but inevitably you will lose some emails. Also, when you delete emails in OE, it does *not* free the space - it just puts a marker on the email to say it's deleted, then makes a copy of the message in the Deleted Items folder. To free the space, you need to run "Compress folders" (Menu File -> Folder -> Compress all folders).

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Re: Outlook express 6 inbox file size doesnot change

Hi , export u r mails to local drive and create a new account and import the same.this will solve u r problem. please rate this comment.

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