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Steve

I have an e-mail in my send box that i need to delete. It will not finish
sending. How do I delete it?
Steve
 
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Bruce Hagen

Is "Send Box" what you call the Outbox? If yes:

Check: File | Work Offline and in: View | Layout: Uncheck the Preview Pane.
Can you delete it now?

If not:

Tools | Options | Maintenance | Store Folder will reveal the location of
your Outlook Express files. Write the location down and navigate to it in
Windows Explorer or, copy and paste it into Start | Run.

In Windows XP, 2K & 2K3, the OE user files (DBX and WAB) are by default
marked as hidden. To view these files in Explorer, you must enable Show
Hidden Files and Folders under Start | Control Panel | Folder Options |
View.

With OE closed, find the DBX file for the Outbox.dbx and delete it. A new,
empty one will be created automatically when you open OE.

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.

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

Bruce Hagen
MS-MVP [Mail]
Imperial Beach, CA

"Steve" <Steve> wrote in message
news:DCCFA918-C1F9-4999-9AD9-D0B370A9DE77@microsoft.com...
>I have an e-mail in my send box that i need to delete. It will not finish
> sending. How do I delete it?
> > Steve


 
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Steve

Bruce,

Your right outbox was mistakenly stated as send. Your answwer did the trick.

Thank you
Steve

"Bruce Hagen" wrote:

> Is "Send Box" what you call the Outbox? If yes:
>
> Check: File | Work Offline and in: View | Layout: Uncheck the Preview Pane.
> Can you delete it now?
>
> If not:
>
> Tools | Options | Maintenance | Store Folder will reveal the location of
> your Outlook Express files. Write the location down and navigate to it in
> Windows Explorer or, copy and paste it into Start | Run.
>
> In Windows XP, 2K & 2K3, the OE user files (DBX and WAB) are by default
> marked as hidden. To view these files in Explorer, you must enable Show
> Hidden Files and Folders under Start | Control Panel | Folder Options |
> View.
>
> With OE closed, find the DBX file for the Outbox.dbx and delete it. A new,
> empty one will be created automatically when you open OE.
>
> 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.
>
> In Tools | Options | Maintenance: Uncheck Compact messages in background and
> leave it unchecked. {N/A if running XP/SP2}.
> >
> Bruce Hagen
> MS-MVP [Mail]
> Imperial Beach, CA
>
>
> "Steve" <Steve> wrote in message
> news:DCCFA918-C1F9-4999-9AD9-D0B370A9DE77@microsoft.com...
> >I have an e-mail in my send box that i need to delete. It will not finish
> > sending. How do I delete it?
> > > > Steve

>
>

 
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Bruce Hagen

You're welcome.

Bruce Hagen
MS-MVP [Mail]
Imperial Beach, CA

"Steve" <Steve> wrote in message
news:81C26BBF-F084-4D27-B47E-2B74278A3A5D@microsoft.com...
> Bruce,
>
> Your right outbox was mistakenly stated as send. Your answwer did the
> trick.
>
> Thank you
> > Steve
>
>
> "Bruce Hagen" wrote:
>
>> Is "Send Box" what you call the Outbox? If yes:
>>
>> Check: File | Work Offline and in: View | Layout: Uncheck the Preview
>> Pane.
>> Can you delete it now?
>>
>> If not:
>>
>> Tools | Options | Maintenance | Store Folder will reveal the location of
>> your Outlook Express files. Write the location down and navigate to it in
>> Windows Explorer or, copy and paste it into Start | Run.
>>
>> In Windows XP, 2K & 2K3, the OE user files (DBX and WAB) are by default
>> marked as hidden. To view these files in Explorer, you must enable Show
>> Hidden Files and Folders under Start | Control Panel | Folder Options |
>> View.
>>
>> With OE closed, find the DBX file for the Outbox.dbx and delete it. A
>> new,
>> empty one will be created automatically when you open OE.
>>
>> 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.
>>
>> In Tools | Options | Maintenance: Uncheck Compact messages in background
>> and
>> leave it unchecked. {N/A if running XP/SP2}.
>> >>
>> Bruce Hagen
>> MS-MVP [Mail]
>> Imperial Beach, CA
>>
>>
>> "Steve" <Steve> wrote in message
>> news:DCCFA918-C1F9-4999-9AD9-D0B370A9DE77@microsoft.com...
>> >I have an e-mail in my send box that i need to delete. It will not
>> >finish
>> > sending. How do I delete it?
>> > >> > Steve

>>
>>


 
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