Using OE6 on Windows XP SP3
. After compacting messages, and defragging the HD
, found OE6 to be malfunctioning. Depending on the attempt, it either:
-Opens the inbox and displays the existing messages - but while it displays the number of messages to be downloaded - does not download any, or:
-Does not even display the inbox messages.
In either instance - it pretty much bogs down the whole system and the computer will not exit windows/shut down except by holding in the power switch.
I have already deleted (via rename.old) the usual dbx folders (with OE not running: Pop3uidl.dbx and folders.dbx) - but no joy. I do have a complete identity folder backup made before I started the maintenance. Can/should I just replace the one running now with that one? Is there something else I should be trying?
Does it make sense that OE6 could be bogging down the whole system like it is? (Everything runs fine until I open OE - then problem occurs). Full disclosure - my inbox and folders are 3 gigs (I know, I know) but I've been nursing it along with the occasional failed compacting and recovery from backup files). Any advice is appreciated.
Internet connection is good and I have deleted new incoming messages via a different computer - so I do not think it is hanging up on one bad email.