There are a number of things that can and do go wrong with your email when you use Outlook Express frequently. The cure to the problem depends on the cause. This guide explains causes of these problems and outines solutions to fix your Outlook Express mailboxes.
There are known bugs in Outlook Express, and there are other programs in Windows running at the same time as you use Outlook Express. An application crash or a system failure or a sudden power outage can cause corruption in the mail database used by Outlook Express. Mailbox corruption can also happen because of a hardware malfunction or as a result of a virus infection. One can unintentionally delete an important message from Deleted Item.
A known issue in Outlook Express limits the size of its mail database to 2 GB. If you use Outlook Express frequently and don’t put your mail to a number of different mailboxes, you’ll hit the limit sooner rather than later. When you do, Outlook Express will be unable to access its mail database, and will fail to access your messages.
Corrupted and inaccessible hard disks are also a problem. While you could just format the corrupted drive and continue...