We are running Microsoft XP Home. Last night I sent an e-mail and on finishing clicked on X to close Outlook Express. As I did this ALL the e-mails in the in-box vanished!! No other e-mail folders (deleted, sent etc) are affected. We have tried everything we can think of to search for them with no luck. Could this be a virus? We had run a virus check only a few hours before the incident. My husband has lost lots of important correspondence and it's all my fault....HELP!!
have you tried looking in the outlook express folder in the C drive as that is where the files are usually stored. Emails being deleted like this is strange. But if you ever recover them, i suggest you put the emails in a seperate folder to cause no further error.
one final question, were all the emails that got deleted read or unread? Because if they were unread, there is an option in outlook to delete all new messages within 5 days of not being read. That might have been the problem.