Microsoft® Outlook Express Sent Items Not Showing
Get to know more about sent items not showing in Microsoft Outlook Express.
Microsoft Outlook Express is an e-mail program which is different from the web mail that you access online. Microsoft Outlook Express allows you to create uncomplicated messages for automatic inward mail filing. Microsoft Outlook Express would hold up S/MIME-encrypted E-mails and TLS/SSL encryption. Microsoft Outlook Express has the ability to deal with basics of Internet mail, together with an address book, HTTP mail accounts, user created folders, message rules, and support for IMAP, POP3, etc. You can create and accept rich mails by using Microsoft Outlook Express. It is able to handle multiple MSN, POP, IMAP and Hotmail accounts.
Following are the common issues due to which sent items may not show in Microsoft Outlook Express:
- Older Versions of Security Software
- Damaged 'Inbox.dbx' File
- Tips to Solve
Older Versions of Security Software
Sometimes the *.dbx file for the problem folder is smashed or deleted. Older versions of security products might sometime delete OE's *.dbx files if the e-mail or Internet download scan is enabled. You need to get a new version of the security product or disable both the e-mail and Internet download scan modules if such settings are there.
Damaged 'Inbox.dbx' File
Inbox.dbx file might get lost due to many other reasons too. In the case of a smashed 'Inbox.dbx' file, a new Inbox with the default "Welcome to OE" message would be produced automatically, and thus it now uses the file 'Inbox(1).dbx' or similar. Similarly a new *.dbx file would have been produced for any of the 'system' folders that are dented, Drafts, Deleted Items, Outbox and Sent Items.
In order to solve problems with the sent items not shown in Microsoft Outlook Express you need to make sure that the software is free from malware. You need to repair the besmirched inbox.dbx by using the appropriate software tools. You could also resolve the issue by resetting the settings in Microsoft Outlook Express.
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