Outlook Express Messages Stay in Outbox

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Outlook Express Messages Stay in Outbox

January 27, 2012

By: Rutledge Daugette


If you are still using Outlook Express, and are sending an email that stays in your mailbox no matter how many times you hit "Send/Receive" there is a very easy fix for this.

Essentially, the mail is still sending, but there is not enough room in your "Sent Items" for it to move, so stop trying to send it as you are spamming the recipient.

Outlook Express's Sent Items maxes out around 5000 emails, so the easy fix for this is to remove 500+ emails from your sent items. Once you do this, restart Outlook Express and your emails will leave the Outbox as they should