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Delete from Outlook subject line

I select the subject line in Outlook Inbox to delete all items grouped with that conversation. But it won't delete. I have to highlight the items then delete them. I am baffled any ideas?

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  • Diane Jan 30, 2008

    hbaby_girl, sorry I couldn't reply for some reason? But I mean when I look at the items in my inbox, if I select an item on the header (subject) & hit delete nothing happens. I have to open the items before deleting them. I prefer to select & delete without opening some items.


  • Diane Jan 30, 2008

    Thanks Senyo, that may be an alternative but not the answer to my question about deleting from the inbox without opening the items.

  • caryr Sep 19, 2008

    If I make an error while typring in the subject of an Outlook 2003 email, I cannot delete it. To correct it, I must highlight the text and type over it. Very annoying. Any ideas on how to fix this? It just started to happen one day, and I don't know why.


  • Heather Bjorkman
    Heather Bjorkman May 11, 2010

    The group itself will not delete? I am not completely sure I follow. Do you mean that you are unable to delete things in groups, only by individual message?



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create folder and copy all the messages in.
Now right-click the folder containing the messages and click on delete..
Please let me know when your successful or not.


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dear fando,

This is usually down to a corrupt or over-full email inbox. Outlook Express is not very good at holding large amounts of emails especially if they have large attachments. I had a user this morning with a 2.5 GB inbox.

Backup/rename Inbox (C:\Documents and Settings\(User)\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{GIU}\Microsoft\Outlook Express\inbox.dbx -> inboxbak.dbx).
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Your email should now work.

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