Phantom message in outbox

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Jancis

My Outlook 2003 has developed a 'phantom' message in the outbox. Everytime I

try and send/receive messages or open Outlook or one of its windows it trys

to send this 'phantom' message. Otherwise the send/receive works OK. It is

most anoying as I have to wait until it goes through the hoops and comes up

with an error message. There is nothing in the outbox. I have tried

everything - cancel the send attempt, shut down Outlook, shut down computer

but it is still there. any suggestions?
 
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Peter Foldes

Jancis

Most probably it is trying to send a Read Receipt. Remove that option from your

setup

Peter

"Jancis" <Jancis> wrote in message

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> My Outlook 2003 has developed a 'phantom' message in the outbox. Everytime I
> try and send/receive messages or open Outlook or one of its windows it trys
> to send this 'phantom' message. Otherwise the send/receive works OK. It is
> most anoying as I have to wait until it goes through the hoops and comes up
> with an error message. There is nothing in the outbox. I have tried
> everything - cancel the send attempt, shut down Outlook, shut down computer
> but it is still there. any suggestions?
>
 

Diane Poremsky

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Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
See http://www.outlook-tips.net/how-to/delete-read-receipts-using-outlookspy/

"Jancis" <Jancis> wrote in message

news:AC7DF380-5B1A-435E-9209-52797439085C@microsoft.com...
> My Outlook 2003 has developed a 'phantom' message in the outbox.
> Everytime I
> try and send/receive messages or open Outlook or one of its windows it
> trys
> to send this 'phantom' message. Otherwise the send/receive works OK. It
> is
> most anoying as I have to wait until it goes through the hoops and comes
> up
> with an error message. There is nothing in the outbox. I have tried
> everything - cancel the send attempt, shut down Outlook, shut down
> computer
> but it is still there. any suggestions?
>
 
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