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Email stuck in outbox

I use outlook express. When I send or forward an email, the email is sent, but never leaves my outbox for the sent items folder. It remains in my outbox and continues to resend every time it checks for new messages.

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  • dsampotter Jan 17, 2009

    I cannot find the outbox.dbx file. No search has been able to find it.

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Just fixed this problem for my father who was sending many, many copies and starting to lose friends. I started going through all the solutions found here and whilst searching for the .DBX files, found that his sent items file had grown to the 2Gb file size limit. I tried deleting items from his Sent Items file, but it couldn't even do that. After confirming he didn't really need anything in his sent items we deleted the Sent Items.DBX file and restarted Outlook Express. Everything now works correctly. Check your file sizes!

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Here's the fix if when you send an email attachment from another application it gets stuck in the Outlook Outbox...
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Dear Administrator
I am using microsoft outlook as helpful software for my job. but recently there is a trouble, when I send /forward or reply email , Its was appeared a window massage that inform my outlook express should be restart. Finally outlook restart and I cannot do anything.
Please assist me to find the solution.
Thank you and your assist is fully appreciated

Best Regards,


Iswahyudi

Posted on Oct 17, 2008

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Empty the Outbox in Outlook Express, move any messages you want to Send later to the Drafts folder.

Close Outlook Express.
Do a Search for .dbx files.
Search:

  • Start > Search > For Files or Folders > All files and folders,
    In the field for: all or part of the file name
    Key in:
    .dbx
    Below that, click on More advanced options
    in the field: Type of File, select (All Files and Folders)
    place a checkmark in:
  • Search system folders
  • Search hidden files and folders
  • Search subfolders
    click Search

Locate the Outbox.dbx file and Sent Items.dbx file and delete it.
Restart Outlook Express, a new Outbox.dbx file will be created.
Send yourself a Test message to see if it leaves the Outbox.


You may need to enable Show Hidden Files and Folders to see the .dbx files.
Windows XP:
  • Open My Computer,
    Tools > Folder Options > View tab,
    under Hidden Files and Folders, verify Show Hidden Files and Folders is selected.
    Remove the check mark for Hide Extensions for known file types.
    Apply, OK to save and close.

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Empty the Outbox in Outlook Express, move any messages you want to Send later to the Drafts folder.

Close Outlook Express.
Do a Search for .dbx files.
Search:
  • Start > Search > For Files or Folders > All files and folders,
    In the field for: all or part of the file name
    Key in:
    .dbx
    Below that, click on More advanced options
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Locate the Outbox.dbx file and Sent Items.dbx file and delete it.
Restart Outlook Express, a new Outbox.dbx file will be created.
Send yourself a Test message to see if it leaves the Outbox.


You may need to enable Show Hidden Files and Folders to see the .dbx files.
Windows XP:
  • Open My Computer,
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    Remove the check mark for Hide Extensions for known file types.
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Empty the Outbox in Outlook Express, move any messages you want to Send later to the Drafts folder.

Close Outlook Express.
Do a Search for .dbx files.
Search:
  • Start > Search > For Files or Folders > All files and folders,
    In the field for: all or part of the file name
    Key in:
    .dbx
    Below that, click on More advanced options
    in the field: Type of File, select (All Files and Folders)
    place a checkmark in:
  • Search system folders
  • Search hidden files and folders
  • Search subfolders
    click Search

Locate the Outbox.dbx file and Sent Items.dbx file and delete it.
Restart Outlook Express, a new Outbox.dbx file will be created.
Send yourself a Test message to see if it leaves the Outbox.


You may need to enable Show Hidden Files and Folders to see the .dbx files.
Windows XP:
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    Tools > Folder Options > View tab,
    under Hidden Files and Folders, verify Show Hidden Files and Folders is selected.
    Remove the check mark for Hide Extensions for known file types.
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