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"To free up disk space etc" on exit outlook newsreader [message #2012] Thu, 06 July 2006 14:28 Go to next message
Spikey
Messages: 7
Registered: July 2006
Junior Member
Hi

Am using Office 2k with XPpro. Outlook is set as default newsreader.

In the last week (possibly after the latest XP updates) when exiting
Outlook newsreader I get this annoying message box:- "To free up disk space,
Outlook Express can compact messages".

I cant see anything in tools/options to stop this happening. Has anyone got
a fix??

Thanks.
Re: "To free up disk space etc" on exit outlook newsreader [message #2123] Fri, 07 July 2006 15:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Spikey
Messages: 7
Registered: July 2006
Junior Member
"Brian Tillman" <tillman1952@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:%23xnALeWoGHA.5104@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> Spikey <hedge_hogg@NOSPAMbtinternet.com> wrote:
>
>
> Outlook cannot read newsgroups. It uses Outlook Express for that.
>

Now this has always puzzled me. Under IE Tools/internet options/ on the
programs tab you can choose between MS Outlook and Outlook express to use
for Newsgroups.

My newsreader toolbar is Titled "Microsoft Outlook Newsreader". Yet to all
intents and purposes it looks identical to outlook express.

Why give the option if it defaults to Outlook express anyway???

>
> That's perfectly normal bnehavior.

Yet I havent seen it before in all the years I've used it.

Perhaps the folders finally ballooned over the allotted size to trigger the
message??? Or maybe I always had a slight glitch in outlook express which
was fixed by one of the latest batch of updates???

Allowing it to compress the folders got rid of the annoying message which
solved the annoyance but I have the sort of mind which wants to know what
made it occur now.

Many thanks for your reply.

:o)
Re: "To free up disk space etc" on exit outlook newsreader [message #2318] Mon, 10 July 2006 07:22 Go to previous message
Brian Tillman
Messages: 25117
Registered: June 2006
Senior Member
Spikey <hedge_hogg@NOSPAMbtinternet.com> wrote:

> Now this has always puzzled me. Under IE Tools/internet options/ on
> the programs tab you can choose between MS Outlook and Outlook
> express to use for Newsgroups.
>
> My newsreader toolbar is Titled "Microsoft Outlook Newsreader". Yet
> to all intents and purposes it looks identical to outlook express.

The "Microsoft Office Newsreader" is just a skin for Outlook Express. Try
starting OE once with the /outnews command line switch. Click Start>Run and
enter the following in the Open field:

"C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe" /outnews

and see what you get,
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Brian Tillman
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