Reasons e-mail is not received on Microsoft® Outlook Express
What prevents e-mail from entering Microsoft Outlook Express?
Microsoft Outlook Express is a personal information manager from Microsoft. You can purchase it from Microsoft website. You can get Microsoft Outlook Express with various Microsoft Office productivity suites. Microsoft Outlook Express includes Calendar, Task Manager, Contact Manager, note taking, a journal etc. The latest version of Microsoft Outlook Express is Microsoft Outlook 2010 which is integrated with a number of advanced features. 'Find' bar in Microsoft Outlook has a sleek design and adds the ability to select which folders to search in. It includes a preview pane, which allows you to click on a hyperlink, respond to meeting requests and access properties of an
e-mail address. To enable this, you need to click on 'Preview' pane in the view menu of Microsoft Outlook. You might face an e-mail issue on Microsoft Outlook Express due to different reasons which include server connectivity issues, e-mail quota issues or even due to malware issues on the system.
Different reasons for not receiving e-mail and ways to fix the issue are discussed below:
- Check e-mail limit
- Malware issues
- On going scans
Check email limit
You will find it difficult to receive e-mail or send e-mail if you have exceeded the limit of your e-mail message limit. You should either try removing some of your old e-mail or increase storage space on your e-mail account. First you need to check the available space in the account, for doing so you need to go to 'Control Panel' in that go to 'e-mail account' and you need to select 'Current Account' where you will find a column which says 'Usage' which will tell you about the free space and used space on the account. In 'Current Accounts' you have an option to increase e-mail limit. Now you need to go to the column that says 'Functions', then you need to click on 'Change Quota'.
You may face an e-mail issue on the system if there is a virus on the system. Virus infection on the system can create corruption on the e-mail set-up. You need to make sure that you install dependable antivirus software on the system. Antivirus software will perform scans on the system to detect and delete viruses if any are detected on the system.
You might find it difficult to send or receive e-mails if there is antivirus software is scanning outgoing e-mail. In such cases you need to open the antivirus software and disable the e-mail scanning feature of the product. This will stop incoming and outgoing e-mail scanning. In such cases, you need to be extra cautious while downloading e-mails from unknown senders.
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