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Outlook Express message.Advice needed?

justin c 14 4.9k 36 England
23 Apr 2006 12:27AM

For some reason I get the following message after exiting Outlook Express.

To free up disk space,Outlook Express can compact messages.This may take up to a few minutes.

Any idea how I can stop this message from appearing each time.



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pjc 14 397 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2006 2:05AM
Hi Justin

As usual with microsoft the best thing is to just let it do it or it will hound you till you do.

Same thing happens to me.

pjc 14 397 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2006 2:10AM
Sorry somehow my reply went in twice.
justin c 14 4.9k 36 England
23 Apr 2006 9:09AM
Hi Pete,

Thanks for your help but I'm determined not to give in
I'm sure there must be a simple way of stopping the message from appearing,if only I could find it.

Anyone else any ideas??

mwoods 13 21 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2006 9:15AM
File>Folder>Compact all folders

should do it! It's giving in, though!

Cheers, Mark.
mlewis 13 1.5k United Kingdom
23 Apr 2006 10:37AM
Just let Outlook Express compact the folders. There is no harm in it. It doesn't take long and gives you some more disk space. It will ask occasionally if you don't compact them yourselves.
justin c 14 4.9k 36 England
23 Apr 2006 10:45AM
Thanks Mark and Meredith,

I was a little reluctant to do that (prior to your advice) as I wasn't sure whether it should or shouldn't be done.
I'll do as you suggest and compact them.

Thanks for your help.


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