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Recover Emails From a Corrupt or Full Outlook Express Database

Outlook Express has a maximum filesize of 2 GB.

This limit applies to any single database file, So for example if the user doesnt delete items from their in inbox – eventually it will exceed the limit and Outlook Express will stop working.

To check if this is the cause of the problem navigate to the file location(info to follow) – where a number of .dbx files can be located – there will be one file for each folder. If any of these files exceed the limit then Outlook Express will not function correctly – the most likely scenario is that the users folder may be empty and they will not be able to send or receive emails.

There are many fixes available but virtually all of them are chargeable. I have though found a really nice little program that will extract all of the emails fom an oversized DBX  – each email is extracted as a .eml – these individual files can then be draged back into a mail client or deleted as necessary

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