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    compressing outlook express

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    by 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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    • #2954068

      Clarifications

      by wdavok ·

      In reply to compressing outlook express

      Clarifications

    • #2954057

      So, what exactly are they (and you) talking about?

      by seanferd ·

      In reply to compressing outlook express

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

    • #2954045

      Simple Fix

      by thechas ·

      In reply to compressing outlook express

      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

      • #2954027

        Thanks Chas

        by seanferd ·

        In reply to Simple Fix

        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.

        • #2956191

          Were It That Simple

          by thechas ·

          In reply to Thanks Chas

          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

        • #2956146

          Ugh.

          by seanferd ·

          In reply to Were It That Simple

          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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