stuck email

  Jaynedoe 08:43 05 Sep 2007

Morning Guys. I have a corrupt stuck email in the outbox in outlook express so whenever I open OE it just sits there doing nothing for hours because it is trying to send this corrupt message. The ISP is blueyonder/virgin. The computer and web works fine otherwise and I can access emails via webmail ok. Virgin helpdesk cant help as they say it is down to a software problem. So does anyone know how I can get rid of this email please? Op sys is winxp.

Webmail does not show an outbox so I cant delete mail there. As its trying to send from my computer the file must be on my computer somewher. I have found OE in the program files but dont know which one to delete. Anyone have any ideas please? Jane.

  Jaynedoe 09:31 05 Sep 2007

Hi Marge. Thats the first thing I tried to do but whether or not Im connected I dont get an error message I just get an icon of a message either being sent or loaded. Thanks for reply

  johnnyrocker 09:41 05 Sep 2007

how about trying in safe mode? ie tapping F8 during boot up.


  Jaynedoe 09:51 05 Sep 2007

Hi John. I have tried in safe mode but later on today I will try Marg7s suggestion as I never thought of that

  mfletch 11:06 05 Sep 2007

Hi, You have a damaged outbox folder do this to delete the folder and to create a new one,

You can create a new Outbox folder using the following steps:
1. Exit Outlook Express.
2. Search your hard drive for Outbox.dbx and delete this file.
3. Restart Outlook Express. A new empty outbox folder is created automatically.


  Jaynedoe 20:10 05 Sep 2007

Hi again Marg7 tried your suggestion but no joy I think the outbox must be corrupted rather than it being a stuck mail but many thanks for your input.

mfletch. I tried your suggestion and it worked like a charm. Thanks very much.

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