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Outlook express my sister is running windows 98 and she cannot delete any e-mail from her inbox. every time she tries it comes right back. Is there any solution for this?

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  • rp330 Mar 09, 2008

    She has windstream as her server. she can go there and get her mail and delete from there,that mail that is in her outlook is not on the server. just in her outlook. she cannot delete it from there.

  • rp330 Mar 09, 2008

    Windstream is her server(AT&T). yes she is using outlook to get her e mail. thank you

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That's a settings issue. Most likely, it's being left on server, and each time she logs on, the server sees those emails as not having been delivered.

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    Patrick Michaels Mar 09, 2008

    what is windstream? ooohh..so she's using outlook to access her web based email...

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Mar 09, 2008

    now, that is not a nice way to respond. good luck with your efforts..

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Create a new folder under Local Folder:
Right-click Local Folder (in the left bar)
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Quit Outlook Express.

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Right-click the Start button and select Explore to open Windows Explorer or click Start and select My Computer.
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1. Click Start and select Search.
2. Click All files and folders on the right.
3. Click Advanced options, then click More advanced options.
4. Make sure that Search hidden files and folders is selected.
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