20 Most Recent Microsoft Outlook Express Questions & Answers



Follow this link to see an explanation on how to import email from OE to Outlook.

If you have the email files only, you have to hook them up to OE first (temporarily) to be able to import them. It's described in the above document under "when Outlook and Outlook Express are installed on different computers".

Good luck, and please come back with a rating/testimonial if helped :)
9/30/2022 5:51:22 AM • Microsoft... • Answered on Sep 30, 2022

I want to check the

If you're using the actual Microsoft Outlook Express, do this:
  1. Open Outlook Express
  2. Left-click on the 'Tools' menu item at top; when the drop-down menu appears...
  3. left-click on 'Options'; in the 'General' tab...
  4. Look at 'Send / Receive Messages'; make sure all three items are checked, then...
  5. adjust the rate at which emails are downloaded by changing the time to the right of the section that says 'Check for new messages every ___ minutes';

if you're expecting something important, and are on a broadband (not dial-up) you can change that all the way down to '1'...for dial-up, maybe '5' is more appropriate, especially if your system dials out each time OE is checking your mails...
hope this helps!
9/28/2022 11:10:20 PM • Microsoft... • Answered on Sep 28, 2022

Outlook express won't let me read my emails. An error report box appears, and if I press send or don't send, it closes down outlook express.

This tool is able to recover your DBX file without need of backup file. So choose one repair method according to your requirement. For more information visit:- Outlook Express Recovery DBX Recovery Software
9/22/2022 2:28:45 PM • Microsoft... • Answered on Sep 22, 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

Can't send emails in Outlook Express

Save yourself alot of headaches and use a web-mail service like Gmail.
9/17/2022 5:37:44 PM • Microsoft... • Answered on Sep 17, 2022

My microsoft outlook inbox is

do one thing uninstall and reinstall office product and configure your outlook profile. Make sure you take a PST back up of your data. If possible even you outlook rules.
8/20/2022 12:54:13 PM • Microsoft... • Answered on Aug 20, 2022

Cannot see emails: Outlook Express DBX 2GB

Just for your info, I use the program named Universal Extractor to unpack DBX files. I would suggest using the Binary Archive, because the installer version associates the program with DAT, BIN, DBX, and a couple of other file types. Or: Recovery Toolbox for Outlook Express to extract all messages that should be recovered from the dbx repair file. You should save all extracted messages to the hard drive as message files in the eml format before a repairing Outlook Express. For more information: https://repairoutlookexpress.recoverytoolbox.com/ If doesn`t help, look here: http://www.filerepairforum.com/forum/microsoft/microsoft-aa/outlook-express/956-repair-outlook-express-dbx-file.
7/25/2022 11:47:34 AM • Microsoft... • Answered on Jul 25, 2022

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
3/4/2022 9:37:17 AM • Microsoft... • Answered on Mar 04, 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

Outlook express wont open tells me error 0x800cc012e

Hi, Outlook express stores mails in a *.dbx files. So search for the files and keep a copy of the folder that contain these *.dbx files. Then uninstall outlook express from windows component, you know outlook express is a component of MS WIndows, but you can uninstall it. After that re-install it and use the previously backed up folder as the store folder. Thanks
7/27/2020 12:03:33 PM • Microsoft... • Answered on Jul 27, 2020

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


This link will help you......


Let me know if you need further assistance.


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
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