THANKS VERY MUCH to everyone for all the great help!! This problem has
been fixed by the brute force method. Probably not the easiest or best
way, but all is working again as before so far. What a relief to be
able to go back to normal again....
Thanks to whoever it was that said .... MS is the only business that
tells you it's most recent product is full of problems, stops supporting
it and tells you to buy another one.
FWIW, here are my last fixes....
I created a new identity and set it up to send/receive using the same
email address that has the problem. I can send/receive just fine with
the new identity. Then I moved all the folders over from the old
identity using windows explorer and the problem came back.
I moved a few folders at a time until the problem started again. Then
move the last batch back and the problem went away. I then moved those
folders one by one until I found the bad one which has nothing but spam
emails, deleted it and moved all the rest. That fixed the repeating
sent email problem.
More work.... After moving the files, I opened them one by one and saw
that some dbx filenames no longer match the contents. So I am opening
each one now, creating a new folder with a correct name, moving them
into the new folder and then deleting the old folder. So far so good.
Now it doesn't matter about moving mail rules because I have to set them
all up again manually. Not a big deal since many are out of date now.
As I have time, I'll still install thunderbird. No more "up" grading of
MS products for me. Eventually I want to get away from all MS products
and try Linux. If Linux is not the way to go, I'll get a Mac before
going back to MS.
Thanks again fellers!
Folks, these are the two best groups on usenet for real practical help,
so pls pardon the semi-OT post.
Let me start out by saying I have been happy with Windows and Outlook
Express for 20 years until now. I have 2000 on this computer and no
serious problems or plans to change OS, except now Outlook Express is
acting up. I won't go into the sob story, but I need to install a 3rd
part email program. If it won't work with 2000, I'll change to XP, but
won't install 7 or 8.
I'd rather ask you fellers and fellerettes instead of the computer
groups because I need "practical" advice that I can install in one hour
or less and not tie up several weekends trying to set it up and download
Thanks in advance!! Happy Friday!!! It's 5 o'clock somewhere!!