Outlook Express Tips for Troubleshooting Problems, Bugs and Errors
Why You Should Let Outlook Express Compact Messages When It Asks You
When Outlook Express claims it can "free up disk space" by "compacting messages", let it get away with such vague language. The process is good and essential. Let Outlook Express compact your folders now and then.
How to Open Blocked Attachments in Outlook Express
Prevent Outlook Express from preventing you from opening and saving email attachments.
How to Troubleshoot Outlook Express Mail Sending Problems
Instead of sending your mail to its recipients, Outlook Express sends cryptic error messages your way? Here's what you can do to fix Outlook Express sending problems.
How to Get Back English Spell Checking If All Outlook Express Offers is French
Want your email's spelling in Outlook Express controlled — and all it offers is a French spell checker (after you installed Office 2007 perchance)? If your recipients are not ready yet for a complete French immersion, here's how to get the English spell checker back into Outlook Express.
Make Sure Windows XP Does Not Hide the Outlook Express New Mail Icon
Has the Outlook Express new mail icon that used to announce incoming messages in the Windows system tray suddenly disappeared? Possibly, it is just hidden, and you can make Windows show it again.
How to Make Links Work in Outlook Express, Outlook and Any Other Email
When you click the link to a web page in an email, nothing happens? Here's how to make links work again and open happily in your browser; works for Outlook, Outlook Express, and just about any other Windows email program.
How to Fix Outlook Express When Deleting Messages Does Not Work
Outlook Express refuses to delete mail? Here's how to repair the "Deleted Items" folder so you can trash again.
How to Fix MIDI Not Playing in Windows Mail or Outlook Express
Have MIDI files you insert as background music in your emails stopped playing? Here's how to fix MIDI sound in Windows Mail and Outlook Express.
What to Do When Outlook Express Stationery Does Not Work
Images or music missing in the Outlook Express stationery you have just downloaded? Here's how to make stationery work!
What to Do When You Receive Duplicate Messages in Outlook Express
Do you keep getting the same messages again and again when you click "Send/Recv" in Outlook Express, or do you see duplicates of all emails in a particular folder? Here's what to do.
How to Associate .EML Files and Attachments with Outlook Express
Can you suddenly no longer open .eml files and attachments at all, or do they spring forward a completely unrelated application? Here's how to repair the association of .eml files with Outlook Express and open attached emails or files from the Desktop happily.
How to Make Sure Outlook Express Does Not Break Emails into Tiny Pieces
If recipients of your emails complain about getting many, many messages with nothing but jumbled letters and numbers in them, it may be Outlook Express trying to turn one big email into many small messages. Fortunately, you can prevent it from attempting that and make it send normal mail instead.
How to Remove or Restore the "Tools | Accounts..." Menu Item in Outlook Express
Has the "Accounts..." item disappeared from Outlook Express's "Tools" menu? Or do you want to prevent changes to the accounts setup? Here's how to remove or bring back "Tools | Accounts..." in Outlook Express.
Bring Back Contacts Display in Outlook Express
Get easy access to your address book contacts in Outlook Express.
When Outlook Express Adds Random Words to Your Emails
You wrote a message or reply in Outlook Express, and when you visit it in the "Sent Items" folder, mysterious extra words show up at the top of the message, right before your text? Here's where they come from and how to prevent Outlook Express from inserting them.
How to Log POP and IMAP Traffic to Fix Outlook Express Problems
Want to find out what Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail or Outlook Express does, what it does not, and what it does wrongly as it tries to download mail from POP or IMAP accounts. Log your traffic for troubleshooting and valuable insights.
How to Log SMTP Traffic to Fix Outlook Express Sending Problems
You can't send mail and all Outlook Express comes up with is a cryptic error number? Here's how to make Outlook Express create a detailed log of what happens so you can figure out — and fix — the problem.
Log Hotmail Traffic in Outlook Express for Troubleshooting
Troubleshoot Hotmail errors in Outlook Express by keeping (and taking a look at) a log file.
How to Reinstall Outlook Express (and Internet Explorer)
If your Outlook Express is showing slow, stubborn, stuck and strange behavior, a fresh start can help. Here's how to re-install Outlook Express even if the installer won't let you.
The Outlook Express Contacts Pane Shows Only 999 Addresses
Have the contacts, previously displayed and readily available in the Outlook Express contacts pane, suddenly disappeared (while they are still in your address book)?
Where Attachments Opened from Outlook Express Are Stored
If you opened an attachment directly from Outlook Express, made some changes, saved them and now find they are gone, here's you change to recover the file you edited.
How to Find Your Outlook Express Settings in the Windows Registry
Locate your Outlook Express key in the Windows registry to tweak (and destroy) your settings, and to back up (and restore) them.
How to Fix Outlook Express Not Letting You Change the Text Size
Your Outlook Express stubbornly refuses to accept your changing the text size? Whatever you try, it jumps back to what it deems to one and only correct size? Here are the IE settings that let you change the font size in Outlook Express again.
How to Use Outlook Express with Opera
Open a new message in Outlook Express when you click on an email link in Opera.