Mailwasher *LISTS* the messages which are available to download from the server. Messages are not retained within Mailwasher and the process of retrieving your mail with Outlook Express is unrelated to anything in Mailwasher.
What happens if, after deleting unwanted messages in Mailwasher, you close Mailwasher, open Outlook Express and then check for new messages?
mgmcc: Yes, I know it LISTS messages - I've used it for a while now but had to download it again as all downloaded files were wiped from my pc last week during a "clean". I'm now running Mailwasher 6.5 (not sure if that was what I had on my pc prior to the "clean". I did as you suggested and closed Mailwasher, then opened OE and clicked Send/Receive and yes the messages did arrive in my inbox. BUT previously when I ticked mail to be deleted and clicked "Process Mail", Mailwasher opened OE and downloaded my "to be kept" messages automatically -so I assumed there was something missing from the setup.
I presume that you have the box ticked in Mailwasher in Tools, General Options, Launch email application after processing or else Outlook Express wouldn't try to launch. If it's still not working then I would be inclined to uninstall it, run CCleaner to get rid of all traces of it, download it again (incidentally I did try to find if an earlier version that 6.5 was available but couldn't find one)then re-install and run through the Add email account wizard again.
I use the Pro version now and it is one of the most useful utilities to have and not too expensive. Serif did a deal on Mailwasher Pro awhile back and that is where I bought it.
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