Microsoft Outlook Express

Microsoft Outlook Express is an email client which comes with Internet Explorer versions 4.0 through 6.0. Outlook Express is also bundled with different versions of Microsoft Windows like Windows 98, Windows 2000 and Windows XP. Outlook Express is also available for Windows 3.x, Windows NT 3.51, Windows 95 and Mac OS 9.

Email Standards

At the beginning, people used to send text emails by inline or bottom posting styles. Outlook Express stores emails with newest to oldest by default. Transport Neutral Encapsulation Format (TNEF) is the format used by Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Exchange for email attachment and to perform other specific features. But, Microsoft Outlook Express and other e-mail clients will not be able to read TNEF format of data. People using Outlook Express are confused when they receive e-mail from Outlook users due to TNEF format.

Database Corruption

Microsoft Outlook Express stores the entire data in a file called DBX. Each attribute in Outlook Express has a different DBX folder, for example, inbox.dbx is the folder which stores e-mails present in inbox of Outlook Express. Microsoft Outlook Express frequently faces number of difficulties by which files in database gets corrupted. Data such as e-mail, contacts, tasks etc. stored in Outlook Express is not steady, it keeps on increasing. But, we need to clear the unwanted data regularly from Outlook Express else the size of the DBX file goes on increasing leading to corruption.

Security Issues

Microsoft Outlook Express is the oldest e-mail client which supports HTML and scripts. As a result of this, e-mails stored in Outlook Express get infected by viruses and the other security flaw was that you can easily open the script as an attachment. Microsoft Outlook Express SP2 is trying to correct the security issues related on Windows XP SP2, as it blocks the images which are stored inside the e-mails by default.

Related Information

Recover deleted Outlook Express emails
Outlook Express is the traditional way of sending e-mails, which helps us to communicate easily with anyone in this world. As it is a part of Microsoft, it come with the Internet Explorer as you install it. Outlook Express gives an option to check e-mail using IMAP and POP. If the important mails are deleted accidentally even from "Deleted Items" folder then the only way to recover them back is by making use of "Remo Recover".

How to repair inbox in Outlook Express
Microsoft Outlook Express stores the entire data in a file called DBX. DBX file is different for inbox, sent items, drafts and deleted items folder. If the e-mails are deleted or lost then the files are still present in DBX file. Therefore you can only recover the lost e-mails from DBX file using best recovery tool know as Remo Recover.

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