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I am using Windows 2000, with Easy Trust Anti Virus and Firewall.
I start to delete messages and they won't delete. I can restart the computer and they will delete, but after a few minutes they will not delete.
When I restart the computer, the new messages will double, triple etc.
One possible cause of this problem may be an overly-large file storing messages on the hard drive. In the case of deleted items, this can generally be avoided by configuring OE to empty that folder automatically upon exiting(Tools/ Options/ Maintenance).
Review the .dbx folders, and if one of these is really large---and I suspect the deleted folder is- - - simply delete it (OE will re-create it when you launch it the next time). More information (including locations of these files) can be found at the link below under "Outlook Express User Files:"