The test messages never go into the Inbox, and instead go directly into Deleted. Thanks.
It could be you have more than one corrupted .dbx folder. Delete all the .dbx folders, just like you did for the Deleted Items. dbx. Delete the Inbox, Outbox, Sent, Deleted, and Drafts .dbx's. OE will create new ones when you open OE again.
But DO NOT
delete the Folders.dbx file.
If you have personal folders you've created, you can delete those too...if just deleting the main folders doesn't work.... but you'll have to manually make new personal folders. My guess is that personal folders wouldn't be causing this, though.
If you have any emails you want to save, create a separate folder and move them there before you delete those OE .dbx folders. Or you could "store" them in your recycle bin and restore them after the new folders are created by OE.
I'm just curious. When OE says it's going to compact your messages do you stop whatever you might be doing doing and let that finish first? Back when OE would compact in the background, that would often cause corruption of the folders. So I disabled the automatic compacting did it manually; and didn't do anything else while it was going on. Now you may have noticed that the dialog about compacting always comes up after you close OE. I think SP2 made that change. That helped with the possible corruption problems. But even though it now compacts when OE is closed, I will still stop what I'm doing and wait for it to finish, just to be on the safe side.
Edited by mommabear, 17 September 2007 - 01:37 PM.