Most users begin to see problems when the total size of their store
(http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/files/store.htm#storemain) approaches 200
Don't use Inbox or Sent Items to archive messages. Move them to local
folders created for this purpose. To archive tons of messages, it's best to
either import them into another seldom-used Identity or copy them to a
backup medium and delete them from the active Identity.
Disable Background Compacting and frequently perform a manual compact of all
OE folders while "working offline". More at
Your anti-virus application's email scanning feature can also cause such
corruption. Disable it. It provides no additional protection.
Backup & Restore OE Data
OE Freebie Backup
HTH...Please post back to this thread
~Robear Dyer (aka PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE), AH-VSOP
MS04-004/02 Feb-04 Cumulative Patch for IE
> Is there any limits to the 'reasonable' maximum number of messages or file
> size in the outlook database. Client has thousands of saved messages and
> states they are all important to him and he wants to keep, but, it has
> been crash city for this outlook express after several uninstall and
> reinstall and clean up and fixes provided by microsoft. It works for a
> while and then starts locking up crashing again.
> 5000,, 10,000, 25,000 100,000
> Where is the limit? Of course, there is no notes at microsoft .com about