Maximize Outlook Express

January 10, 2008 at 11:25 am Leave a comment

This mainly applies to users of Outlook Express email users. 

I hear people complaining that their email box gets bogged down with tons of email, so they just delete it all

I don’t do that,I keep better files in email than in my home! 

1.  Use file folders and message rules.  (Look that up if you don’t know how).  That way, all that is coming into your Inbox is random and can likely be deleted safely with no loss, or you can drag and drop it into a file or flag it so that you know it’s important.

To create folders and message rules: 

To create folders, right click on “inbox” folder,”create new file”, then give a file a name…say “company XYZ”.  Then, go to  go to an email from the compnay XYZ, and click from Message tab at the top of your screen.  Select:  “Create new rule from message”.  Then, let Outlook Express move the incoming emails with Company XYZ in the subject line to folder Company XYZ that I just created.  Those options will come up for you.  The underlined colored words mean you need to click them to fill in the blanks to make your rule.

2.  If you get behind and your computer email deletion (or your computer system is slowing down because of so much email), try this!  Click “SEARCH” on your toolbar in Outlook Express (DO NOT  enter in any “key search words”–leave those fields blank).  Just click the little box at the bottom that says “message has attachments”.  Make sure the file folder showing for search is “Inbox”. 

ALL YOUR EMAILS WITH HUGE ATTACHMENTS SLOWING DOWN YOUR SYSTEM WILL COME UP.  Explore and delete. I sort mine by size so that I can get rid of the biggest first.  A word of advice:  save pics to disc and delete them from email storage.

ESPECIALLY delete all those 2000kb-3000kb files. 

Once you get down to the 100 ones, you are really cleaning it up.  By the time you get to the ones under 100, quit for sure if you haven’t already, unless you are just really in a mood to clean.  Why?  They aren’t worth the time.  The system is already so much faster it’s incredible.

So…there you go.  Click and save it for later if you don’t have time to read it now, if you use Bloglines.  It takes about 15 minutes to set it up and get your current subsciptions going, but saves you tons of time later. 

Hope this helps!

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