E-mails missing in Microsoft® Outlook Express
Read on to know about the issue when e-mail messages are missing from the inbox in Microsoft Outlook Express.
Microsoft Outlook Express is one of the widely used e-mail clients developed by Microsoft Corporation. This application is included with IE4 and IE6 versions. It is able to handle Internet mail, which includes HTTP mail accounts, address book, news accounts, etc. You have to configure Microsoft Outlook Express with great care. This application comes bundled with Microsoft Office suite. There are various features and techniques included within this application. Inbox folder plays a major role in storing all incoming e-mails. If any file corruption occurs, it only affects the associated folders and not the entire e-mail store. There might be certain cases when the e-mails are found missing in Microsoft Outlook Express. This could be caused due to certain factors.
Following is some information about the issue when e-mail messages are missing from the inbox in Microsoft Outlook Express, it’s possible causes and some tips to fix such issues:
- Tips to fix these issues
Missing of e-mails and messages in Microsoft Outlook Express might be caused due to several reasons like presence of worms, viruses and other malicious infections in the system. It could also be caused due to installation of new antivirus and antispam software’s in the system which later causes software conflict and there by e-mails could get lost. E-mail messages might also be missing due to corrupted database, corrupted or damaged OE folders, corrupted .dbx file formats etc.
When this issue arises in Microsoft Outlook Express, the contents stored in your Inbox folder might be found missing. These contents might be replaced by some other software and it might display an error message that says "Welcome to Microsoft Outlook Express". After this you could not find your e-mails anywhere in Microsoft Outlook Express, neither from Inbox nor from Deleted items.
There are numerous solutions to fix this problem. The foremost step is to disable or uninstall antivirus software with high security settings. Recovering the Inbox .dbx files might also solve this issue. Before installing OE application, users have to ensure that it is genuine and true copy. Reduce the .dbx file size while sending e-mails.
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