The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

20 April 2007

Bacon saved

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*

Posted by: aka_monty at 12:08 AM on 21 April 2007

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.


Posted by: T Town Tommy at 12:11 AM on 21 April 2007

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.

Posted by: CGHill at 9:42 AM on 21 April 2007

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.

Posted by: eulalie at 4:49 PM on 21 April 2007