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How can I disable the compression function in Outlook Express?

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A question (what a surprise...):
My Outlook Express is full of email, still they are all emails that have to be instantly available and I do not wish to backup / compress / remove at this moment.
My problem is that Outlook Express has a sort of size trigger (I suspect) that, everytime you close it down, asks if you want to compress your emails to save space / make it quicker.
All fine and well, but now I spent a lot of time waiting for compression to complete.
Sure, I can choose "no" when asked to compress, but I don't want this everytime I check my mail.

Is there a way to permanantly shut this function off?

Hope someone knows and wants to help.

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You can't disable the prompt to compact (compress) your emails. It kicks in automatically when you've opened/closed OE 100 times. What you can do, however, is reset the counter in the Registry so it won't nag you again till OE has again been opened/closed another 100 times.

I've pulled the following registry fix from another website:

"If you don't want to compact for reasons of your own and you are skilled in using the registry, check for the info at this key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\{GUID for Identity}\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express\6.0

Look in the right hand pane of the registry for "Compact Check Count" and reset its value to zero [0] and you will not be bothered again until the count of opening/closing again approaches 100"

Edited by pip22, 24 January 2007 - 09:11 AM.

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