20 Most Recent Microsoft Outlook Express Questions & Answers


I can send gmail through outlook exp. but can not

you need to go back and reinstall the program to your outlook mail then you gmail should work
5/21/2024 5:40:25 AM • Microsoft... • Answered 2 days ago

Cant read emails outlook express

Here is an utility which will specially developed for Outlook Express error. This software interface is easy to use, no technical skill req. User can see the preview of recovered emails in trial version.http://www.recoverfilesdata.com/outlook-express-dbx-recovery.htmlFree trial version is available here.
2/15/2024 7:45:58 AM • Microsoft... • Answered on Feb 15, 2024

Corrupt Outlook Express 6 .DBX File

You might use following methods, short guide from Microsoft below and if your corruption is severe check this out https://outlookexpress.recoverytoolbox.com/ Recovery Toolbox for Outlook Express 1) Identify all the .DBX files (folders) that you are going to restore but which do not exist yet on the new machine. This list of files would only include folders that you have created yourself and would not include folders like inbox, outbox, etc. 2) Start Outlook Express and create a new folder for each one you identified in (1). 3) For each new folder you have created you *must* highlight it - select it with your mouse as if you were going to see what is inside it. We know it is empty, but Outlook Express will not create the .dbx file until you do this. [Thanks to Ethan and "Biggles" separately for their input] 4) Close Outlook Express. Now you will see that your Outlook Express installation will have a .DBX file for every folder you are about to restore. 5) Now restore the .DBX files - that is you replace the empty dbx files created in 2 and 3 with the files from your backup. 6) If you restored from CD it may be that the read attribute on the files has been set. In this case you will need to ensure that the read attribute is cleared for each file you restored (right-click on the file and choose "Properties"). [Contributed by Aaron Kuhn] 7) If all is well, when you open Outlook Express now you will get all your restored messages. If you receive a message in your message body window "cannot display folder, you may be out of memory or disk space" after restoring, then it is likely you missed step 6. Go back and ensure your DBX files are NOT set to Read-Only.
1/13/2023 2:12:00 PM • Microsoft... • Answered on Jan 13, 2023

Corrupt Outlook Express .DBX File

you can use "open and repair" tool in open window
12/16/2022 2:04:57 PM • Microsoft... • Answered on Dec 16, 2022

Is it possible to repair an outlook express 6.0

There is a recovery tool on the net that can repair your Outlook Express inbox.
9/20/2022 8:09:13 PM • Microsoft... • Answered on Sep 20, 2022

How to open an archive file from mail MS Outlook Express (dbx type), but without MS Outlook Express?

Look at the File menu. Perhaps there you will find "to Open".... It is possible through the import will work, but specify other personal folder (that others mail didn't mix up with yourself mail). File - Import - Outlook Express - the Main record - Review - the Necessary file - OK. I have my mail is almost always through the import downloaded, after reinstalling. Or try using this DBX Open File Tool If you do not want through Outlook. You can find it here http://www.dbx.openfiletool.com/ Go to the forum here and read this topic http://www.filerepairforum.com/forum/microsoft/microsoft-aa/outlook-express/1197-how-to-open-dbx-database
12/17/2021 1:08:31 PM • Microsoft... • Answered on Dec 17, 2021

Outlook Express restore emails

Try downloading Firefox's Thunderbird which should be able to open them and convert them to a pst file. There is a converter called DBXTriever you can download as well, although I have no experience with that product (so cannot recommend).
11/27/2021 7:18:28 PM • Microsoft... • Answered on Nov 27, 2021

How to recover old emails from lost account

First you have to make sure that the letters do have a basis, that is to view the contents of the file "Sent Items (1) .dbx" and "Sent Items (1) .bak". This lead to the many programs, such as, Recovery Toolbox for Outlook Express, http://www.outlookexpress.recoverytoolbox.com/ but it is possible and Total Commander plugins. Next to act on the results. Come to this forum, here is written in more detail about your problem: http://www.filerepairforum.com/forum/microsoft/microsoft-aa/outlook-express/395-something-wrong-with-outlook-express-how-to-fix-it
11/20/2021 12:04:01 PM • Microsoft... • Answered on Nov 20, 2021

Lost password to PST file

How to get .pst password back and to get it for free see at:- http://www.filerepairforum.com/forum/microsoft/microsoft-aa/outlook/458-%E2%80%8Bpst-password-for-microsoft-outlook-2003 Other method for money you may get with Recovery Toolbox for Outlook Password Tool is guarantee high percent of restoration, but it costs money, your choice - http://www.outlookpassword.recoverytoolbox.com/
10/8/2021 9:31:14 AM • Microsoft... • Answered on Oct 08, 2021



after your back up it here is how to restore it.
7/6/2021 4:21:09 PM • Microsoft... • Answered on Jul 06, 2021

Cannot open Outlook Express after compacting the files...

Thanks Everyone.. I fixed it with ther help of a great person.. DONT BUY THE PROGRAMS THAT CLAIM TO FIX ... All I did was the following:
Rename the Folders.dbx file:
  1. Click Start, point to Search, and then click Files or Folders.
  2. In the File name etc type, type folders.dbx.
  3. In the Look In box, click your primary hard disk (usually drive C), and then click Search.
  4. Right-click the identified Folders.dbx file or files, and then click Rename.
  5. Type folders.old, and then click OK.
  6. Start Outlook Express. This creates a new Folders.dbx file automatically.
Just change .dbx to .old That is all that was required.. RENAME!!! Not buying programs that dont work...

When I opened it the folders were a little messy.. but that is fine when you consider I felt that I had lost the program and all Emails stored. Problem only occurred after a suggested compacting of emails by the program.

Errorwiz DID NOT FIX

Good luck and I hope it works for you..

1/25/2021 7:22:19 AM • Microsoft... • Answered on Jan 25, 2021

When I click tools, when writing an E mail, the

Outlook Express does not come with it's own spell check installed with program. It utilizes Microsoft Office's spell check if it is installed or a 3rd party spell checker.

To configure Outlook express to spell check you need to go to the tools-options-spelling tab. If it is greyed out or unavailable then you don't have spell checking installed. If you don't have any of the office products or don't want to install them then you need a third party spell checking product.
4/17/2020 10:04:16 AM • Microsoft... • Answered on Apr 17, 2020


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2/27/2019 6:12:15 AM • Microsoft... • Answered on Feb 27, 2019

Address book error

My suggestion use Gmail and import your old email with the aid of the video above. Not all is lost. Most of the time you can recover the old email and the old address book Good Luck
2/16/2019 5:35:01 AM • Microsoft... • Answered on Feb 16, 2019

How do I move my messages from outlook express to

in windows live go to options and then select import. after wards follow instructions.
11/2/2018 4:03:38 AM • Microsoft... • Answered on Nov 02, 2018

My Aunt is having difficulty receiving even

There is no setting as such. I suggest she check her anti virus settings and make sure it isn't giving 'false positives'. If it is not anti virus related she should contact her ISP/POP email provider and ask them for assistance.
2/7/2018 7:16:11 AM • Microsoft... • Answered on Feb 07, 2018

The message could not be

Try checking the SSL checkbox for outgoing server.
5/7/2017 11:15:14 AM • Microsoft... • Answered on May 07, 2017

I run Outlook Express 6.0, Unfortunately somehow


Thank you for using
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1/9/2017 9:10:08 AM • Microsoft... • Answered on Jan 09, 2017

I cannot send email,I receive ok but can't reply or send

If you have norton internet security it could be blocking you from sending emails. Uninstall norton internet security reboot the machine turn off the firewall on the pc and send a test email.
11/5/2016 3:24:19 PM • Microsoft... • Answered on Nov 05, 2016
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