20 April 2007
You do not want to know how I hosed up Outlook Express. (No, it wasn't the fault of this package, except to the extent that I was attempting a manual workaround after being faced with an otherwise-unsolved issue.)
However, if you'd like to know how I fixed it, it involved two steps: copying the befouled Inbox to another folder and scraping it clean, then applying DBXtract to the residue in an attempt to retrieve messages. Got 'em all, too. I dunno if this is the best seven bucks I ever spent, but it's certainly among the most worthwhile.
Posted at 6:37 PM to PEBKAC
I can't even set up Outlook Express.
I've tried. It doesn't work. I think I have 87 UNsent messages, just sitting there, staring at me with their evil little email eyes. *shudder*
I gave up on outlook a long time ago. I switched to thunder bird for my email client and works very well. It does a decent job on spam. Here is the link to the mozilla product site. http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/thunderbird/
I'm still on this thing because I first got it working ten years ago (literally) and I am loath to give it up just yet: a creature of habit am I. Besides, I'm not looking forward to exporting half a gig of saved mail.
If you need any help setting up your Outlook Express I'd be happy to help.
At least as long as my computer is working.
I had to reformat it recently and it's kind of touch and go.
Like when I touch it, it doesn't go.