Trouble downloading messages

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Magsmom

When I open OE and it starts to download my messages, it stops and gives me a
message that (x) of (x) tasks have not completed. I have to close that
message screen and then click on the send/receive button to get the messages
to download. If I close out OE and go back in within a short period of time,
this does not happen. I don't check my e mail everyday and sometimes there
are a large number of messages to be downloaded, so I was wondering if this
might have something to do with it.
 
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Bruce Hagen

Turn off e-mail scanning in your anti-virus program. It is a redundant
layer of protection that eats up CPUs, slows down sending and receiving,
and causes a multitude of problems such as time-outs, account setting
changes and has even been responsible for loss of messages. Your
up-to-date A/V program will continue to protect you sufficiently. For
more, see:
http://www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#3

Why you don't need your anti-virus to scan your email
http://thundercloud.net/infoave/tutorials/email-scanning/index.htm

Note that for some AV programs, it may be necessary to uninstall the
program and reinstall in Custom Mode and uncheck e-mail scanning when the
option arises.

And keep OE neat and tidy.

Do not archive mail in the Inbox or Sent Items. Create your own user
defined folders and move the messages you wish to save to them. Empty
Deleted Items folder daily. Although dbx files have a theoretical capacity
of 2GB, I recommend about a 300MB max for less chance of corruption.

Information about the maximum file size of the .dbx files that are used by
Outlook Express:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/903095

After you are done, follow up by compacting your folders manually while
working *offline* and do it often.

Click on Outlook Express at the top of the folder tree so no folders are
open. Then: File | Work Offline (or double click Working Online in the
Status Bar). File | Folder | Compact all folders. Don't touch anything
until the compacting is completed.

Turn off e-mail scanning in your anti-virus program. It is a redundant
layer of protection that eats up CPUs and causes a multitude of problems
such as time-outs and account setting changes. Your up-to-date A/V program
will continue to protect you sufficiently. For more, see:
http://www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#3

In Tools | Options | Maintenance: Uncheck Compact messages in background
and leave it unchecked. {N/A if running XP/SP2}.

And backup often.

Outlook Express Quick Backup (OEQB Freeware)
http://www.oehelp.com/OEBackup/Default.aspx
Bruce Hagen
MS-MVP [Mail]
Imperial Beach, CA

"Magsmom" <Magsmom> wrote in message
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> When I open OE and it starts to download my messages, it stops and gives
> me a
> message that (x) of (x) tasks have not completed. I have to close that
> message screen and then click on the send/receive button to get the
> messages
> to download. If I close out OE and go back in within a short period of
> time,
> this does not happen. I don't check my e mail everyday and sometimes
> there
> are a large number of messages to be downloaded, so I was wondering if
> this
> might have something to do with it.


 
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