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compressing outlook express

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compressing outlook express

wdavok
everybody is talking about this matter but nobody found a resolution not even windows tries to resolve this unwanted file compressing procedures
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    seanferd

    Compressing Outlook Express? What does this mean, and how is it a problem?

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    OH Smeg

    Pity that TR is still playing up I had 5 404 trying to Post a Response.

    Col

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    seanferd

    I've been pretty luck of late, avoiding the TR gremlins.

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    TheChas

    Actually, there are 2 simple fixes for Outlook Express's passion for folder compression.

    1. Use a different email client such as Mozilla Thunderbird.

    2. Save your important messages as files and delete them from Outlook Express. If the amount of space the messages take up is small, OE will not try and compress the folders.

    Chas

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    seanferd

    I had no idea what the deal was there, at all.

    I see - it compresses then moves the darn folders. Ugh. And I suppose it you don't catch it in time to decline this "feature" (is that a timed option?), then you might have no idea what happened.

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    TheChas

    It would be nice if OE folder compression was as easy as a timed event. No, OE makes it's decision on when to compress the folders based on being able to reduce the size of the folders by a percentage.

    Also, when OE compresses the mail folders they are not so much moved as replaced. As each folder is compressed, the old folder is moved to the recycle bin and the newly compressed folder takes it's place.

    Chas

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    seanferd

    I'd read differently somewhere, perhaps different versions work differently, or the info was wrong.

    It indicated that 1) there was a dialog box what appeared threatening compression, which some folks aborted, and 2) the IDX/DBX or whatever files may be dumped in the root dir or something.

    I appreciate the further info you provided even more. Thanks.

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    seanferd

    Compressing Outlook Express? What does this mean, and how is it a problem?

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    OH Smeg

    Pity that TR is still playing up I had 5 404 trying to Post a Response.

    Col

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    seanferd

    I've been pretty luck of late, avoiding the TR gremlins.

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    TheChas

    Actually, there are 2 simple fixes for Outlook Express's passion for folder compression.

    1. Use a different email client such as Mozilla Thunderbird.

    2. Save your important messages as files and delete them from Outlook Express. If the amount of space the messages take up is small, OE will not try and compress the folders.

    Chas

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    seanferd

    I had no idea what the deal was there, at all.

    I see - it compresses then moves the darn folders. Ugh. And I suppose it you don't catch it in time to decline this "feature" (is that a timed option?), then you might have no idea what happened.

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    TheChas

    It would be nice if OE folder compression was as easy as a timed event. No, OE makes it's decision on when to compress the folders based on being able to reduce the size of the folders by a percentage.

    Also, when OE compresses the mail folders they are not so much moved as replaced. As each folder is compressed, the old folder is moved to the recycle bin and the newly compressed folder takes it's place.

    Chas

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    seanferd

    I'd read differently somewhere, perhaps different versions work differently, or the info was wrong.

    It indicated that 1) there was a dialog box what appeared threatening compression, which some folks aborted, and 2) the IDX/DBX or whatever files may be dumped in the root dir or something.

    I appreciate the further info you provided even more. Thanks.