Details about compact messages in Microsoft® Outlook Express
What are compact messages in Microsoft Outlook Express? Why should they be allowed?
Microsoft Outlook Express is a personal information manager which helps you to send and receive e-mail. It is designed by Microsoft and it can effectively manage all mail-related tasks. You can access this feature with Microsoft Office or you can download it separately. It contains more features than its lower version, Microsoft Outlook. An improved calendar in this version allows you to display tasks below each day on the week, view and provide support for overlaying multiple calendars. You can send text and picture messages with the help of Microsoft Outlook Express and forward mail messages. New programmability features and the instant search options are included in this version of Microsoft Outlook Express. You may face some issues while installing and configuring accounts.
The following points explain compact messages and their uses and need to compacting messages in Microsoft Outlook Express:
- Compact messages
- Automatic compacting
- Manual compacting
When you removing e-mail from your inbox or transfer those to any other folder, they are actually changing into a hidden state. They are completely removed from the system. Microsoft Outlook Express allows those files to be physically removed from the system. The same happens when you are removing messages from trash. The process of removing deleted files physically is known as Compacting. That means none of the deleted files will be physically removed from the folder until you compact them all. Compacting helps you to reduce the size of folders and thus improves performance of Microsoft Outlook Express. Compacting can be performed in two different ways - automatic compaction and manual compaction.
Automatic compacting is the easiest way to compact files. To perform automatic compaction, you need to follow some steps. The path you need to follow is to compact the file is 'Tools' followed by 'Options'. There you can see 'Disk Space' option followed by 'Compact Folder'. After doing this, all files in the selected folder will be compacted.
If you are still annoyed with slow performance, then it is better to turn off automatic compacting and then you can compact files manually. You can access the features of these two compacting methods by customizing the settings. To compact all folders manually, you need to select the account and then select 'Compact Folders' option from 'File' menu. You need to perform this for all your accounts.
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