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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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Re: Delete from Outlook subject line

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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How to view corrupted dbx files ?

Deleted items are not in the inbox.dbx anymore, they are in the deleted items.dbx file now.
Were you able to select what folders you want to import from? If so, select the Deleted Items folder so it will be imported. Otherwise, if you can you still open OE, move all the deleted email back to the Inbox.
If those two things don't work, use to Outlook Express Restore Toolbox

Mar 28, 2015 | Microsoft Outlook Express


How to Retrieve Shift-Deleted Items in Microsoft Outlook


Warning: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Backup the registry first.

By default, the Recover Deleted Items functionality is only enabled on the Deleted Items folder in a user's private folders; items that are hard deleted cannot be recovered. To enable the Recover Deleted Items functionality on mail folders other than Deleted Items (for example, for Sent Items, Drafts, Outbox and Inbox folders), you must make the following changes to the registry:

1. Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).

2. Locate and click the following key in the registry:

3. On the Edit menu, click Add Value, and then add the following registry value:
Value name: DumpsterAlwaysOn
Data type: DWORD
Value data: 1

4. Quit Registry Editor.


Select the MAILBOX folder, go to INBOX folder.
On the Tools menu, select Recover Deleted Items. (This option will not be available unless you are currently viewing the contents of your Deleted Items folder.)

From the pop-up window, click the message you want to recover. (Note that the date shown next to the message subject is the date that you emptied it from your Deleted Items folder, and not the date of the original message. To see the original message date, you may need to scroll to the right or expand the pop-up window.)
Click the Recover Selected Items button.

The items will be returned to your Deleted Items folder, and then you can move them to other folders.

Note: Deleted items are only available for recovery for a limited period which is based on IRRI exchange server retention policy configuration. You may check it with Kuya Boy.



Exchange Server Configuration

1. In the Exchange Server Administrator program, open the properties of the Private Information Store, and select the General tab.

2. Set the number of days that you want messages saved after they have been deleted.

NOTE: You can also set the messages not to be deleted until a backup has been done. You can override this by setting the retention time on individual mailboxes in the Properties for the mailbox by changing the

Deleted Items Retention time on the Limits tab.

on Feb 15, 2010 | Internet & Communication Software

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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

Free-to-try version is available here:

Oct 12, 2012 | Microsoft Outlook Express

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How to repair dbx files MS Outlook Express?

I would also like to suggest an effective and more advance Recovery for Outlook Express Dbx recovery software. By using this application you can easily repair outlook express DBX files. You can get detail information about this tool visit:-
Outlook Express DBX Recovery

Sep 07, 2012 | Microsoft Outlook Express

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I can't delete inbox messages in Outlook express. and it's locked up

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.

Dec 03, 2010 | Internet & Communication Software

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I have an EMail with 16 photos attached - it will not "go" nor can I delete it. How can I get rid of it?

Disconnect the network-cable from your computer, to block Internet access.

Start Outlook Express.
Instead of selecting the "Inbox" mail-folder,
select the "Outbox" folder.
Click once to select the E-mail message.
Use your mouse to "drag-and-drop" the message to your "Inbox" folder.
Close Outlook Express.
Reconnect the network-cable.
Open Outlook Express.
Check your "Inbox" for that "undeliverable" message.
Open the message, or delete the message.

Nov 05, 2009 | Microsoft Outlook Express

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Deleting inbox mail

Please select the email and press the delete key on your keyboard.

Apr 21, 2009 | Microsoft Outlook Express

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I couldn't get my lost mails back in ms outlook

if you have delete that mail please follow the below step and you will get all your mails back

Go to Start | Run from | and type Regedit
Expand the HKEY_Local_Machine | Software | Microsoft | Exchange | Client | Options
Select Options
Create a new “DWORD value”
Rename the file to be “DumpsterAlwaysOn” ( note that D , A & O are in caps)
Double click on the new file (DumpsterAlwaysOn)
Type the value data =1 and select the option Hexadecimal
Now restart the Outlook and select the folder from where you need to recover mails
For ex : 'Select Inbox' or 'Sent Items' from where you need to actually recover the deleted mails
Now go to “Tools” and select “Recover Deleted mails

let me know the ststus

Mar 26, 2009 | Internet & Communication Software

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Duplicate e-mails


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1. How to stop receiving duplicate email messages

There are a few things you can check to stop duplicate email messages.

Start by checking Rules to be sure that copies are not being made to the Inbox, and make sure that all your rules end in "Stop Processing" actions.

Then check the task manager to be sure that there is only one instace of Outlook running.

Two instances of outlook.exe running can produce two messages arriving at the same time.

You will need to then determine why two instances of Outlook were running in the first place.

Another thing you can do is to delete/remove ALL your e-mail accounts and recreate them. This worked for some people.  

Finally, another person had this happen when he had two e-mail accounts set up - using two e-mail addresses, but the same POP3 incoming and same SMTP outgoing.

What happened is that the second account was getting the e-mails from the POP3 server before they were actually deleted after the first account was finished.

If this is the problem you can disable the receive on the second account.


2. How to remove Outlook duplicates, including email, contacts, appointments, and tasks

If you have just a few duplicates, it may be easiest to manually remove them. For emails, this is no problem but for any other Outlook item it is easiest to view the items in a table view, then select the duplicates, then delete them.

To accomplish this, go to View...By Category (or "By" anything really). This gets the view into a mode you can work with.

Click either names or subjects (or any shown field) in the column header (in the gray area) to gather similar items together.

You can then delete all the duplicates you find.

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Hope this helps.

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May 12, 2008 | Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 for PC

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