In the last few weeks Outlook Express on both my PCs has asked me if I want to compact messages, EVERY time I close the programme. It's like MS has downloaded this feature as part of an update but I don't see anyway to turn it off.
Thanks - I let it compact and the message has stopped. Funnily I had actually tried this on several previous occassions just to get a "file in use" error. I got the error today but the compact managed to finish. Prob solved. ta Mike