E-Mail Sticking In OutBox

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Aletank, May 19, 2004.

  1. Aletank

    Aletank OSNN One Post Wonder

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    This is a post on behalve of a friend

    He is using Outlook Express 6 with Windows XP and has Norton Anti Virus.

    He has 5 E-mails stuck in his OutBox which sends each time he checks his mail, But they stay in his Outbox and don't go to his Sent folder, when closing Outlook Express it says you have 5 E-mails to be sent.
    He's tried deleting them but they won't and he's tried moving them to Draft folder, They don't move but just copy to the draft folder.
    He also tried disabling his Norton Anti Virus but its still the same.

    Any advice greatly appreciated !! ;)
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Are the eMails actually sending? ie: does the recipient actually get the eMail ?
     
  3. Aletank

    Aletank OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Yeah they are actually sending - I'm getting them - ha ha But they are sticking in his Outbox and not going to his Sent Items
     
  4. ApparitionX

    ApparitionX Sick of it all.

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    I dealt with that a while ago, never actully figured it out, I ended up uninstalling/reinstalling OE...but, one way to stop the e-mails from sending automatically till someone else here has a real way to fix it is to go to :
    options>general tab, and uncheck "send and recieve messages at startup". At least the same 5 people shouldn't get the same 5 emails in the meantime.
    good luck, wish I could help more.
     
  5. desie

    desie OSNN Senior Addict

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    That seems pretty dam annoying, hope there is a fix to remove them, my dad keeps getting viruses like this all the while however norton does pick most of them up you tried running a full virus scan with up to date definitions might not do anything but worth a try.
     
  6. Aletank

    Aletank OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Problem solved - got this from another Forum - Hope its some use to others in the future !! ;)
     
  7. ApparitionX

    ApparitionX Sick of it all.

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    ah so simple...why didn't I think of that?