outlook express cannot delete emails in inbox

my outlook express cannot delete emails in inbox. after click delete on any email item, nothing happens.

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Last updated March 18, 2019 Views 25,484 Applies to:
You're very welcome, but please heed the preventative advice.

Do not archive mail in the Inbox or Sent Items.  Create your own user defined folders and move the messages you wish to save to them. Empty Deleted Items folder daily. Although dbx files have a theoretical capacity of 2GB, I recommend about a 300MB max for less chance of corruption.

Information about the maximum file size of the .dbx files that are used by Outlook Express:

After you are done, follow up by compacting your folders manually while working *offline* and do it often.

Click on Outlook Express at the top of the folder tree so no folders are open. Then: File | Work Offline (or double click Working Online in the Status Bar). File | Folder | Compact all folders. Don't touch anything until the compacting is completed.

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☞ Avoid a post. Backup your data. ☜

Bruce Hagen
MVP: 2004 ~ 2010
2014 ~ Present
Imperial Beach, CA

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