Fix the issue when Microsoft® Outlook Express Outbox is not cleared
Having outbox not clearing issue with Microsoft Outlook Express? Find how to solve them.
Microsoft Outlook Express is simple to use e-mail management program developed by the Microsoft. It is provided as the default mail client in some of their Windows Operating System versions. The simple user friendly interface allows all users to make use of the options provided in the program under least issues and complications. Microsoft Outlook Express offers perfect integration with the Internet explorer browser and is having good support for all major e-mail protocols. The outbox not clearing issues with Microsoft Outlook Express program causes inconvenience to its users and happens due to various reasons. Error or improperness with the application settings, application file or folder corruptions and other system issues like infections, Operating System file issues, system registry errors and corruption etc. are some of the major reason that gives rise to these kinds of issues with Microsoft Outlook Express. Isolating and resolving the causes under expert assistance will help the users to make the most of Microsoft Outlook Express under minimal errors hereafter.
Discussed below are some points that will help the users to fix Outbox not clearing issues with Microsoft Outlook Express:
- Verify and reconfigure settings
- Remove DBX file
- Resolve system issues
Verify and reconfigure settings
The issues with the outbox in Microsoft Outlook Express program might be due to improper settings or configuration of the send options. The users are therefore advised to verify all program settings before proceeding any further. The users should make sure that the settings like ‘Sent messages immediately’ and ‘Save copy in send folder’ are checked as doing so will enable the program to send all messages in the outbox immediately and save them in the sent items folder which will in turn clear the outbox.
Remove DBX file
Microsoft Outlook Express program saves the items in the outbox folder of the program in .DBX file formats. Corruption of these saved files will lead to issues with the program Outbox. The users are therefore advised to search for the files with the .DBX extension in the computer and delete them permanently. Microsoft Outlook Express program will create new Outbox files at the time of its next start, which will solve the present issues
Issues and errors valid in the Operating System can also create problems with the working of the related programs like Microsoft Outlook Express. The users in these cases are advised it resolve valid issues in the system by installing security programs and performing system file integrity scans. Doing so will help the users to fix issues with Microsoft Outlook Express and will enable smooth working.
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