You will notice that all of your messages that come through in Outlook Express are in a html format, so it can look ‘pretty’ with colors, borders, fonts etc.
This ‘pretty’ look is great if you always know who the sender is (even then they can forward dodgy stuff), but you can recieve malicious emails through the html code.
The best way I believe (unless you have some awesome security) to safeguard your Outlook Express messages is to just get them in a plain text format, to do this just;
- Open Outlook Express
- Click tools
- Select options
- Select the read tab
- Check read all messages in plain text
- OK, done
The Microsoft Outlook Express email database (.dbx file) can get corrupted or damaged. If this happens, you lose all your email messages. The corruption can occur due to virus attacks, errors while the email database is compacting, conflicts with anti-virus applications, disk problems… whatever the reason, the result is the same, your email is lost.
Stellar Outlook Express Email Recovery is one of the most effective solutions for quickly recovering and restoring your inbox. You can get started in minutes and restore all of your lost or corrupt messages.
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