Outlook Express is a great little program, but things can go wrong and there is nothing worse than not being able to read your email. Here are some steps to help fix Outlook Express problems .
1) Software to Repair Outlook Express
The best way to repair Outlook Express, is to use a third party Windows repair tool. Registry repair programs such as RegCure will fix errors and optimize your PC. Not only will it fix Outlook Express, but it will completely clean your PC and fix other programs such as Media Player, Internet Explorer etc .
2) Repair DBX Files by Compacting Folders
In Outlook Express, the master database file is a .dbx file. Quite often this .dbx file can become corrupt. This can be repaired by compacting the inbox . To compact the folders in Outlook Express, do the following:
– Click the File menu and select Folder -> Compact All Folders
Wait for the compacting to complete before continuing. Depending on how large your mailbox is, this may take several minutes . After the folders have been compacted, close Outlook Express and re-open to see if the problems have ceased . You can also use a third party Outlook Express email recovery tool, in the event of lost or damaged email. Outlook Express Recovery Software.
3) ReCreate Account
If you don’t have much existing data , you can re-create the account and download your emails. Be careful before performing this step. Always keep a backup.
4) Outlook Express Re-Installation
If Outlook Express is still not behaving properly , it might be due for a re-install. This quite often fixes problems and you won’t need to use any third party tools . The details of how to do this can be found on the Microsoft support site. Click here
5) Restart Your PC
Rebooting your computer can be very effective for fixing a lot of Microsoft problems. If Outlook Express is crashing , not delivering email or having other difficulties, then give this a try.
If you are still having problems, then have a look at the site, Fix Outlook Express, which is dedicated to issues relating to Outlook Express.