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Old June 11th, 2010, 03:33 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
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Default Outlook express asks to compress

I have just bought a new PC. OS is Window XP. And the version of Outlook
express is 6. Why it always ask me to compress email. Even when I just switch
on the pc and OE not yet opened. Please help. Anywhere I can choose for not
asking me to compress?
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Old June 11th, 2010, 03:56 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
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Default Outlook express asks to compress

Have you let it compact yet? If you do and you still see the prompt, is
Windows Search installed?

Why does OE insist on compacting folders when I close it?:
http://www.insideoe.com/faqs/why.htm#compact

About File Corruption:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/IE/...orruption.mspx

Compacting your folders periodically is a must to keep OE functioning well
and at some point, you may lose all your saved messages if you don't. When
you delete, or move messages, the space they had used remains until you
compact.

***Never touch anything until the compacting is finished.***

See:
www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#2

With SP2, automatic background compacting was removed due to problems it
caused. Now you will get a prompt to compact after 100 OE closings, which
you should do, and don't touch anything until it has finished. If you
compact manually, at your convenience, this will also set the counter back
to zero. See this for more information:
http://www.insideoe.com/files/maintain.htm#compact

If you are fully patched, you will also now see a copy of your dbx files
being copied to the Recycle Bin as BAK files. Should something go awry
when compacting, the messages can easily be restored from this backup. A
manual compact will also reset the counter in the registry back to zero
now.

For more info, see the information outlined in red he
www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#2

To keep things running smooth, and for faster compacting:

Do not archive mail in default OE folders. They will eventually become
corrupt and you may lose mail. Create your own user defined folders for
storing mail and move your mail to them. Empty Deleted Items folder
regularly. Keep user created folders under 300MB, and Default folders as
empty as is feasible.

And backup often.

Outlook Express Quick Backup (OEQB Freeware)
http://www.oehelp.com/OEBackup/Default.aspx
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"Leg" wrote in message
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I have just bought a new PC. OS is Window XP. And the version of Outlook
express is 6. Why it always ask me to compress email. Even when I just
switch
on the pc and OE not yet opened. Please help. Anywhere I can choose for
not
asking me to compress?


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Old June 11th, 2010, 12:37 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
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Default Outlook express asks to compress


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I have just bought a new PC. OS is Window XP. And the version of Outlook
express is 6. Why it always ask me to compress email. Even when I just
switch
on the pc and OE not yet opened. Please help. Anywhere I can choose for
not
asking me to compress?



 




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