Outlook Express Errors
Most of us are not familiar with the basic troubleshooting steps required for fixing the various software problems in our systems. In fact, most software applications come with many in-built repair utilities and functions to make this process easier for the users. For example, Outlook Express from Microsoft has a few in-built Outlook repair utilities and options that you can use to fix many of the problems.
Keeping Outlook Express error-free
Unlike MS Outlook, which works with the other MS Office applications, Outlook Express is designed to work with the Internet Explorer browser. Because of this, often, some errors in the Internet Explorer browser might be enough to cause problems in Outlook Express.
Remove all the Temporary Internet Files
Sometimes, a corrupt file downloaded by the browser will result in an Outlook Express error. In such cases, you need to delete the Temporary Internet Files by opening the Internet Explorer browser. For this, go to the Tools menu in Internet Explorer and select the option Internet Options. Go to the Temporary Internet Files section and click on the Delete Files button.
Remember to select the option Remove all offline files you see there. Now, click on OK for deleting all the files. This might take a while. Once this is done, close Internet Explorer, launch Outlook Express and check if the error is still there.
Reset the browser, if necessary
Contact Outlook Express Support
In some cases, you might have to reset the browser application to fix the problem. If so, proceed as follows. Go to Tools menu and select Internet Options. Now, go to the Advanced tab on the wizard. Click on the Reset button you see there. You might be asked to confirm this. If so, click Yes or Reset again to proceed. This will reset the browser back to its default settings.
Compacting the old mail messages
To prevent Outlook Express errors, compact all the old mail messages you do not need to access any time soon. For this, first, run Outlook Express in the Offline mode. Click on the Layout option, select View and remove the checkmark next to the option Folder List you see there.
Now, go to File menu and select Folder. Click on the option Compact all folders. The process will take some time depending on the total amount of stored data. Once this is done, do not forget to turn Outlook Express back to Online mode.
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