Help with Microsoft Outlook Express 6 : e-mails appear in inbox hours after sent

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by hapaboy, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. I have MS OE 6 as my e-mail client.

    Today I had problems with incoming mail. I would hear the chime which sounds when I have new e-mail messages, but the inbox would not show that new e-mail.

    Hours later, the several e-mails I had heard were in my inbox finally did appear, and some of them were quite important ones that I was not able to reply to expeditiously because they appeared hours later.

    While this was happening, I was able to send test messages to myself and they appeared almost instantaneously, as they should.

    I also rebooted, but the problem continued.

    I called my tech support (Verizon DSL), and was told there was an incoming server slowdown earlier in the day but that it only lasted a half hour. But this problem of mine lasted far longer than that.

    Tech support told me it sounded like a Microsoft problem and I would have to contact them for tech support, something that is costly.

    Has anyone else had this happen to them, and if so, what was the cause and the cure?

    Thanks in advance,
  2. I couldn't tell you what your problem is but I use hotmail for all my correspondence. I use it with Outlook Express and on the web and find it to be quite reliable.

    I like it because it has good virus protection. I can use it on any computer anywhere. I also don't have to change my email address if I change my internet provider.

    In this case if the delay happened to me with Outlook Express, I could double check my hotmail on the web. If the email worked on the web, then I would know that there's a problem with Outlook Express.
  3. Babak


  4. zlatan24


    Couple days ago I had a unpleasant issue,but software-recover outlook express emails,solved my problems in minutes free of charge and utility showed how work with very large files of dbx format and process them in a batch mode.
  5. Alex55


    Yes, I did. But it has nothing to do with Outlook Express. The Email-server which went down, causes other servers (which forward your email) to store the emails and try later. The stored emails (which can be quite a lot) will be forwared to you later and can take long. In my case it took much longer than 6 hours.
  6. zlatan24


    Couple days ago I heard about something tool.But yesterday I saw that all my mails were damaged.And I used the google-inbox repair outlook express,and found that tool! It was quite good and solved my issues in seconds and for free.Moreover it showed how keeps user mailboxes in files with dbx extension, the number of dbx files corresponds with the number of folders, that are stored in Outlook Express.