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Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 8:18 am    Post subject: Re: Can't delete mail from deleted box [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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"Poverty" wrote in message


> It seems to me that Microsoft should be doing something to fix this
> problem,
> not just sponsering a forum on possible cures for the problem.. So far I
> have tried every suggestion I've seen on here.. Nothing has worked.. I
> am
> not, nor do I wish to be, a programmer..
>
> I use my computer mainly for e-mail, an d play some games, most of which
> won't work on VISTA, so I've had to re-install XP.. Vista is NOT one of
> Microsofts better Ideas as far as I'm concerned..


First, Email scanning should be turned off in any anti-virus. Also exclude
EML files from the scan. It provides no
protection not provided by the regular resident protection.
Besides that, McAfee and Norton are not compatible with Windows Mail and
should be uninstalled.

Then, the best thing to do is ignore them.

If you are not willing to just ignore them, the only way is to delete both
copies of the database (which does not contain the messages, but only
references to them) and let WinMail rebuild it.
First close WinMail, then use Task Manager to make sure there are no
instances of it under applications or processes.
Then click Start | Search | Advanced Search
Check the box to include non-indexed, hidden and system files.
In the Name field type WindowsMail.MSMessageStore and click the Search
button.
It should show you two copies. Delete both of them and re-open WinMail.
WinMail will work in the background and recover all of the messages that are
really there.

Although some people have said they lost all messages doing this, WinMail
should recover them in the Recovered Messages folders.

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Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM
Do not send mail.
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Poverty
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Can't delete mail from deleted box [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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"Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM" wrote:

> "Poverty" wrote in message
>
>
> > It seems to me that Microsoft should be doing something to fix this
> > problem,
> > not just sponsering a forum on possible cures for the problem.. So far I
> > have tried every suggestion I've seen on here.. Nothing has worked.. I
> > am
> > not, nor do I wish to be, a programmer..
> >
> > I use my computer mainly for e-mail, an d play some games, most of which
> > won't work on VISTA, so I've had to re-install XP.. Vista is NOT one of
> > Microsofts better Ideas as far as I'm concerned..
>
>
> First, Email scanning should be turned off in any anti-virus. Also exclude
> EML files from the scan. It provides no
> protection not provided by the regular resident protection.
> Besides that, McAfee and Norton are not compatible with Windows Mail and
> should be uninstalled.
>
> Then, the best thing to do is ignore them.
>
> If you are not willing to just ignore them, the only way is to delete both
> copies of the database (which does not contain the messages, but only
> references to them) and let WinMail rebuild it.
> First close WinMail, then use Task Manager to make sure there are no
> instances of it under applications or processes.
> Then click Start | Search | Advanced Search
> Check the box to include non-indexed, hidden and system files.
> In the Name field type WindowsMail.MSMessageStore and click the Search
> button.
> It should show you two copies. Delete both of them and re-open WinMail.
> WinMail will work in the background and recover all of the messages that are
> really there.
>
> Although some people have said they lost all messages doing this, WinMail
> should recover them in the Recovered Messages folders.
>
> --
> Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM
> Do not send mail.

Sorry forgot to mention that Windows Vista One Care is the only protection
I'm running.. Normally I would have Zone Alarm Pro, and Norton Commercial
both installed, but I have been told that niether will work with Vista.. Why
should they, nothing else does..
>
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George
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 9:30 pm    Post subject: RE: Can't delete mail from deleted box [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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"Cheryl of Exeter, NH" wrote:

> Keep getting 'Unknown error has occurred' when try to delete messages out of
> deleted box. I already deleted the mail that I could delete individually. Now
> I'm left with a bunch of deleted mail that can't be permanently deleted. HELP!
> Thanks,
> Cheryl
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michaelcam
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 10:40 am    Post subject: RE: Can't delete mail from deleted box [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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"Cheryl of Exeter, NH" wrote:

> Keep getting 'Unknown error has occurred' when try to delete messages out of
> deleted box. I already deleted the mail that I could delete individually. Now
> I'm left with a bunch of deleted mail that can't be permanently deleted. HELP!
> Thanks,
> Cheryl
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K LIPP
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 11:46 am    Post subject: RE: Can't delete mail from deleted box [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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KJL


"Cheryl of Exeter, NH" wrote:

> Keep getting 'Unknown error has occurred' when try to delete messages out of
> deleted box. I already deleted the mail that I could delete individually. Now
> I'm left with a bunch of deleted mail that can't be permanently deleted. HELP!
> Thanks,
> Cheryl
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Sheila Christy
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 12:10 pm    Post subject: RE: Can't delete mail from deleted box [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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"Cheryl of Exeter, NH" wrote:

> Keep getting 'Unknown error has occurred' when try to delete messages out of
> deleted box. I already deleted the mail that I could delete individually. Now
> I'm left with a bunch of deleted mail that can't be permanently deleted. HELP!
> Thanks,
> Cheryl
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michaelcam
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 12:54 pm    Post subject: RE: Can't delete mail from deleted box [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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"Cheryl of Exeter, NH" wrote:

> Keep getting 'Unknown error has occurred' when try to delete messages out of
> deleted box. I already deleted the mail that I could delete individually. Now
> I'm left with a bunch of deleted mail that can't be permanently deleted. HELP!
> Thanks,
> Cheryl
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brink
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 3:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Can't delete mail from deleted box [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Hi everyone,

If you want to get rid of the stuck "undeletable" message(s) in your
folder, then read the top portion at this link and do the section for
the folder that you have the stuck message in. If that does not work
for you, then do the "To Reset Windows Mail" section. It will get rid
of the stuck meassage.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/62560-windows-mail-problems.html

Shawn


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Niner
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:22 am    Post subject: RE: Can't delete mail from deleted box [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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If you find a solution to this problem, please let me know.

"Cheryl of Exeter, NH" wrote:

> Keep getting 'Unknown error has occurred' when try to delete messages out of
> deleted box. I already deleted the mail that I could delete individually. Now
> I'm left with a bunch of deleted mail that can't be permanently deleted. HELP!
> Thanks,
> Cheryl
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groovynanna
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:10 pm    Post subject: RE: Can't delete mail from deleted box [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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I have tried everything too has any one come with an idea that is not too
complicated, i get aroun 200 messages aday so it is really piling up. I need
help

"Cheryl of Exeter, NH" wrote:

> Keep getting 'Unknown error has occurred' when try to delete messages out of
> deleted box. I already deleted the mail that I could delete individually. Now
> I'm left with a bunch of deleted mail that can't be permanently deleted. HELP!
> Thanks,
> Cheryl
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Gary VanderMolen
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Can't delete mail from deleted box [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Have you tried Windows Live Mail?
http://get.live.com/betas/maildesktop_betas

Gary VanderMolen

"groovynanna" wrote in message
>I have tried everything too has any one come with an idea that is not too
> complicated, i get aroun 200 messages aday so it is really piling up. I need
> help
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Nick1
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:00 pm    Post subject: RE: Can't delete mail from deleted box [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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"Cheryl of Exeter, NH" wrote:

> Keep getting 'Unknown error has occurred' when try to delete messages out of
> deleted box. I already deleted the mail that I could delete individually. Now
> I'm left with a bunch of deleted mail that can't be permanently deleted. HELP!
> Thanks,
> Cheryl
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Nick1
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:02 pm    Post subject: RE: Can't delete mail from deleted box [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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"Cheryl of Exeter, NH" wrote:

> Keep getting 'Unknown error has occurred' when try to delete messages out of
> deleted box. I already deleted the mail that I could delete individually. Now
> I'm left with a bunch of deleted mail that can't be permanently deleted. HELP!
> Thanks,
> Cheryl
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Flo van Tine
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 1:56 am    Post subject: RE: Can't delete mail from deleted box [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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I have 25 messages in my deleted items box that I can't delete. Each e-mail
in 'deleted items' says "message could not be displayed". Also, a window
says "unknown error has occured". I can delete all of the other e-mails in
the 'deleted items' box. Annoying...help!
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Florence van Tine


"Cheryl of Exeter, NH" wrote:

> Keep getting 'Unknown error has occurred' when try to delete messages out of
> deleted box. I already deleted the mail that I could delete individually. Now
> I'm left with a bunch of deleted mail that can't be permanently deleted. HELP!
> Thanks,
> Cheryl
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AG



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:04 pm    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

My wife has had the same problem. I have "solved" it by opening the "Deleted Mail" box, using Edit to Select All, and then use Edit to Delete. It does not fix the problem, but does get rid of hundreds of emails that end up in her folder.
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kevinbrennan1928
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:01 am    Post subject: RE: Can't delete mail from deleted box [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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"Cheryl of Exeter, NH" wrote:

> Keep getting 'Unknown error has occurred' when try to delete messages out of
> deleted box. I already deleted the mail that I could delete individually. Now
> I'm left with a bunch of deleted mail that can't be permanently deleted. HELP!
> Thanks,
> Cheryl
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kevinbrennan1928talktalkn
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:02 am    Post subject: RE: Can't delete mail from deleted box [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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"Cheryl of Exeter, NH" wrote:

> Keep getting 'Unknown error has occurred' when try to delete messages out of
> deleted box. I already deleted the mail that I could delete individually. Now
> I'm left with a bunch of deleted mail that can't be permanently deleted. HELP!
> Thanks,
> Cheryl
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Brink
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Can't delete mail from deleted box [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Hello Kevin,

The options in PROBLEM ONE of this tutorial may be able to help you fix
this stuck message problem in Windows Mail.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/62560-windows-mail-problems.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn

kevinbrennan1928;934288 Wrote:
> "Cheryl of Exeter, NH" wrote:
> > > >
> > > Keep getting 'Unknown error has occurred' when try to delete messages
> > out of
> > > deleted box. I already deleted the mail that I could delete
> > individually. Now
> > > I'm left with a bunch of deleted mail that can't be permanently
> > deleted. HELP!
> > > Thanks,
> > > Cheryl > >


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Joe
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:36 pm    Post subject: RE: Can't delete mail from deleted box [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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"Cheryl of Exeter, NH" wrote:

> Keep getting 'Unknown error has occurred' when try to delete messages out of
> deleted box. I already deleted the mail that I could delete individually. Now
> I'm left with a bunch of deleted mail that can't be permanently deleted. HELP!
> Thanks,
> Cheryl
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Joe
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:56 pm    Post subject: RE: Can't delete mail from deleted box [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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can't delete mail from deleted box

"Cheryl of Exeter, NH" wrote:

> Keep getting 'Unknown error has occurred' when try to delete messages out of
> deleted box. I already deleted the mail that I could delete individually. Now
> I'm left with a bunch of deleted mail that can't be permanently deleted. HELP!
> Thanks,
> Cheryl
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