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Outlook Express Is Not Opening Messages

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#1 Bone Idol

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 11:19 PM

Hi all.

My Outlook Express is receiving messages, but doesn't show them until I click the Send/Rec button on the toolbar.

How can I get the messages to show without me needing to do this?

Thanks for any help.

Mod Edit: Topic moved to more appropriate forum~ TMacK

Edited by TMacK, 05 March 2008 - 11:33 PM.

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#2 HitSquad


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Posted 06 March 2008 - 02:15 PM

Hi Bone Idol.
It's been a very long time since i've used OE but is it set to go directly to your inbox folder on startup? (Tools>Options>General Tab). It would also need to be set as your default mail handler if I remember correctly.

#3 Bone Idol

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 04:29 PM

Thanks for your reply, hitsquad, but my problem seems to have corrected itself. Unfortunately I don't know how it quite did this. All the settings look the same as when it wasn't working - so I'm none the wiser if this problem should reappear again in future.

I have 'Pop Peeper' the email alerter set to notify me of any new email - and it's also set to automatically open up my email client upon the arrival of new messages.

I have two email addresses - one of which I have set to automatically forward my mail on to the other one. Neither of these is Outlook Express - but for some reason 'Pop Peeper' opens the Outlook Express email client as a third alternative to what I normally use.

But as for now - so far so good.

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