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problem with outlook express...need help


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darr

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I am running win 95, using outlook express 5.5, my problem is that I am not able to see mail in the lower part of the outlook express, whenI click on a piece of e-mail...it shows who sent it at the top , but no body to the message, and the mouse says in "busy" Mail comes into the computer no problem, but no message body.if I try to forward the un-readable message, I am able to read it thru an attachment that is to be forwarded.
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What happens if you double click on the message
Also go to the top where it has File, Edit view, tools etc
Click on view then current view what is chosen in there.

Edited by peterm, 25 December 2005 - 05:24 PM.

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when I double click, I am still not able to read the message, it is blank, nothing there...
when I go to view, > current view > show all messages is checked
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I Have Ver 6 so you will have to check for me (or upgrade to ver 6)
View>Current View>customize current view
In box 1 down the bottom of the list is for all messages checked.
In box 2 should have a blue show click on this is show messages checked?
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yes to all
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Ok
Have you downloaded any programs or updates or added any devices b4 this started to happen.
What changed between it working and not working.
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View>current view>define view is show all messages ticked?
Also Tools>options>Read tab what is checked in here

Edited by peterm, 25 December 2005 - 08:26 PM.

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View>current view>define view is show all messages ticked?...YES

Also Tools>options>Read tab what is checked in here....
everything is checked except
"automatically expand grouped messages"

nothing has been added
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How full is your inbox
Can you move or delete some emails
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inbox is not very full, not alot in there...while holding the mouse over the body of message, I get an arrow with the hour glass next to it, does that mean anything??
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Ok go Tools >options>Maintanence tab>Store folder
This will show where the folder is kept. (you might want to write it down)
Close Outlook express
Right click on my computer > explore Navagate to this folder when you open it
Find the Inbox.dbx and copy it to somewhere else (up 1 folder will do)
Then go back to the original inbox right click & rename to inbox.old
Restart outlook express this will create a new inbox Either have someone send you an email or send one to yourself. Can you read them now?
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