Outlook Express Sent Items Emails Cannot be Imported in Windows Mail

Published: 10th March 2010
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Outlook Express Sent Items folder stores copies of all e-mails that you send to different users. Most of OE users usually don't pay the required attention to the size of this folder, which grows each time when an e-mail is sent. This makes it easy for Sent Items to grow large and reach the size limit of 2 GB (DBX file size limit). An Outlook Express user should ensure to regularly move messages from Sent Items folder to other sub-folders and thus avoid corruption that can root from an over-sized Sent Items.dbx file (Sent Items folder is stored as Sent Items.dbx on hard disk). Ignoring the fact can otherwise result in corruption of folder and create issues while typical folder operations. In such situations, OE users require to extract the data either using the last backup or by running an Outlook Express Repair tool.

The following example will help you comprehend such issues further. You decide to migrate from Outlook Express to Windows Live Mail in order to benefit its advanced features. When you try to import e-mails from different folders of Outlook Express, Sent Items e-mails fail to import. You notice that e-mails from rest other folders, like Inbox etc., are successfully imported, but you cannot see the e-mails of Sent Items folder in Windows Live Mail. In some cases, you may find that opening the Sent Items folder in Outlook Express doesn't display any e-mail-messages.


Some common causes for the above behavior to occur are:

1)Outlook Express Sent Items folder is corrupted. This can generally occur due to an over-sized DBX file.
2)The 'Show all Messages' option is disabled for Windows Live Mail Sent folder


You should first check the OE messages in storage and imported folders of Windows Live Mail. If messages are visible in OE Sent Items folder, you can try to drag and drop the messages to a new Windows Live Mail folder. Also, check the 'Show all Messages' option in enabled in Sent folder of Windows Live Mail.

If the issue persists, you need to repair the corrupted Sent Items.dbx using a Outlook Express DBX file corruption Repair utility. An Outlook Express Repair software can scan and effectively repair corrupted OE *.dbx files without harming the original integrity of files.

Stellar Phoenix Outlook Express Recovery is an advanced utility that repairs corrupted Outlook Express 5.x and 6.x *.dbx files using powerful scanning algorithms. This DBX Repair product has a user-friendly interface that makes the tool simple. The tool is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2003, and 2000.

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