I had stopped using Outlook 2003 when we purchased another laptop. My hard drive crashed on the other, but I had some older backups. After several months of checking email accounts I setup Outlook 2003 again, restored one of the backups and then had it pull all my accumulated email from my accounts.
After just downloading 1300 messages to my inbox, I was looking under tools then email accounts. I saw there were 2 accounts with the same name except one was in caps and said it was a MAPI type. I had just started using Outlook 2003 after 15 months of using a different laptop and finally getting it set up in it. I deleted the one that said MAPI and all of my email went with it. I know it has to still be here. Please someone help me with this.