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Application Quits with type 2 error

By tonydee ·
I'm running a Mac OS 8.5 with Outlook
Express 5.02. Things were OK, but now
it's having problems. I can connect via
dial up to Earthlink. I'm able to browse the
Internet.

Problem occurs with Outlook Express. It
opens OK and all the e-mail is there.
When I try to do a Send/Receive All,
Outlook Express unexpectedly quits with an
error type 2.

I trashed the preference file - still have
same problem.

Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance - Tony D

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Application Quits with type 2 error

by brifd1 In reply to Application Quits with ty ...

OE is something like MS Access, but worse- it
builds up a tremendous amount of electronic
"clutter" as you receive, file, and delete email.
Ideally, you should regularly be backing up
particularly your "Messages" file, but also your
database, database cache, schedules,
signatures, rules, and mailing lists. Then,
upon double clicking OE, hold the Option key
and select "Yes" for compacting and "No" for
complex rebuild (unless you're into
experimenting). That will get rid of the clutter.
Also, OE is up to 5.06.

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Application Quits with type 2 error

by tonydee In reply to Application Quits with ty ...

Thanks for the tip. It really cut down on the file size,
but it didn't help the problem.
The solution was to trash the preference file for the user in
the user ID folder. Had to type in the POP3 and smpt
acount info.

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Application Quits with type 2 error

by mopdyke In reply to Application Quits with ty ...

Often an 'Unexpectedly Quit' error has to do
with lack of memory. What browser are you
using? Netscape is famous for memory
leaks. The longer it runs the more it uses up
memory. Even if you quit, it won't release all
the memory and can cause a memory
shortage. This could be happening. The only
solution here is to restart the computer to
completely empty the memory.
Or, maybe you need to allocate more memory
to Outlook (Get info>memory).
Sometimes an application simply needs to be
reinstalled if no other solution works, but if you
have your preferences already set, no harm
done, a reinstall won't lose your prefs.

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by tonydee In reply to Application Quits with ty ...

Thanks - didn't know that about Netscape.
The solution was to trash the preference file for the user in
the user ID folder. Had to type in the POP3 and smpt
acount info.

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Application Quits with type 2 error

by lyon_bleu In reply to Application Quits with ty ...

Often type 2 errors are caused by a corrupted Desktop Database File. This can be repaired at startup by holding down the option and command (Apple) keys while the extension icons load until Finder launches. A dialog should appear asking you to confirm that you want to rebuild the desktop.

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by tonydee In reply to Application Quits with ty ...

Didn't try that because I got theis answer after the
problem was solved.
The solution was to trash the preference file for the user in
the user ID folder. Had to type in the POP3 and smpt
acount info.

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