August 1st, 2008, 06:55 AM
[RESOLVED] Compacting email messages
OE6 on my XP pc keeps inviting me to compact my email messages to save memory. Is there any downsize to doing so? Thanks.
August 1st, 2008, 07:24 AM
OE will ask you to compact messages every 100th time you close OE.
This is a good thing, it will in fact compress .dbx files (your folders in Outlook)
You can change this by a registry hack but that's not wise.
August 1st, 2008, 07:51 AM
August 1st, 2008, 10:31 AM
wdc, The kink below expains it fairly well.
Why You Should Let Outlook Express Compact Messages When It Asks You
Whatever you do DO NOT interrupt the compacting process.
August 1st, 2008, 11:13 AM
Tufenuf: Thanks, great. Since it is so essential not to interrupt the compacting process, wouldn't you think OE would alert you to that when it flashes the "do you want to compact" message?
August 1st, 2008, 11:18 AM
In a perfect world, it would alert you....But you're now an informed consumer and don't have to worry about it
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