Why does Outlook Express send multiple copies of emails?

Paul D'Onofrio October 20, 2011

Why is it that Outlook Express always sends multiple copies when I forward an email?

  1. QrA
    May 7, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Another solution is to clear your Sent messages folder, or move messages from it to another folder. Outlook Express has 2 gb limit on Sent.dbx, if you reach that size of file - then it start to send emails all over again.

  2. Savvysurfer
    March 26, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    #3 was the correct answer for me!   Thanks a million.

    • Tina
      March 28, 2012 at 7:46 pm

      We appreciate your feedback!

  3. Tina
    October 23, 2011 at 2:43 pm


    could you solve your issue with Outlook? And if so, what did the trick? Please keep us updated. Thank you!

  4. Jay
    October 21, 2011 at 3:28 am

    Use Thunderbird instead.

    Disable your antivirus, or the mail scanning option of antivirus.

    Find sent mails in the format of .dbx files, and delete them
    enable to view hidden files from the folder options.

    uncheck break apart messages from the advanced account properties.

  5. Anonymous
    October 20, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    1) maybe you have a malware on your pc

    On your OE got to Tools>accounts>mailtab>double click the account name>advanced tab Uncheck the box marked "Break apart messages....."

    import OE emails into Microsoft Outlook or another email client. Open "My Computer", go to your Documents and Settings folder, be sure that you can view hidden files, select your user profile, Local Settings, Application Data, Identities. You will see a folder with a series of alphanumeric characters, once you delete it all email will be lost if you have not transfered it to another email client. Delete this folder. Close the window. Open Outlook Express and recreate your email account, then import your messages back in and you are done. 

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