Windows Mail (deleted mail box)

  Thereferee21 21:38 05 Nov 2008

Can i delete Windows Mail and go back to O E

  skidzy 21:50 05 Nov 2008

Afraid not,Windows Mail is incorporated into Vista.

  Thereferee21 12:00 06 Nov 2008

I cannot delete my e mails en masse any suggestions please?

  Rahere 12:19 06 Nov 2008

I'm not a windows mail user but can you delete a mail account as you could in OE - that would remove all mails?

With programs and OS's so closely intertwined be careful you are not deleting your user account in vista though!!

  mfletch 15:42 06 Nov 2008


Try this

1. Click on another folder other than the inbox folder.
2. Right click inbox folder or click Edit at top.
3. Click Empty 'inbox' folder.
4. Click Yes for confirmation prompt.
5. Repeat until the messages are all gone.

  skidzy 17:07 06 Nov 2008

If no joy from mfletch's advice,try;

1. Back up the email you wish to keep. While rebuilding the mailstore shouldn’t result in any loss of email, it is always better to be safe.

2. Close Windows Mail.

3. Click the Start Button and select Computer.

4. Navigate to C:\Users\your username/AppData/Local/Microsoft/WindowsMail.

5. Delete WindowsMail.MSMessageStore.

6. Open the Backup directory.

7. Open the new directory.

8. Delete WindowsMail.MSMessageStore.

9. Open Windows Mail to rebuild the mailstore database.

You should now be able to view and delete the problematic message(s).

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