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May 3, 2004 8:43:26 PM

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I use OE 6 & IE6. The newsgroup at Outlook Express said this was a MS buy
and so I am wondering if anyone here can help me.

In one of my mail folders there are no items, yet in parenthesis next to the
folder name the is a (1), indicating there is one unread message. Also, it
shows "1 message(s), 1 unread" at the very bottom far right under my
Contacts. This happens even after I delete the folder and re-add it.

Is there a fix for this?
Thanks in advance,
Fran

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Anonymous
May 5, 2004 12:53:38 AM

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Fran wrote:
> I use OE 6 & IE6. The newsgroup at Outlook Express said this was a
> MS buy and so I am wondering if anyone here can help me.
>
> In one of my mail folders there are no items, yet in parenthesis next
> to the folder name the is a (1), indicating there is one unread
> message. Also, it shows "1 message(s), 1 unread" at the very bottom
> far right under my Contacts. This happens even after I delete the
> folder and re-add it.
>
> Is there a fix for this?
> Thanks in advance,
> Fran

Courtesy of Alex Nichol MVP :-

Use TweakUI - one of the XP Powertoys from (if you have installed XP
SP1)
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powert...

If you have not installed SP1, the earlier version can be found at
http://download.microsoft.com/download/whistler/Install...

Once installed you will find it in Start - All Programs - Powertoys for
Windows XP

Its Logon - Unread mail page has a box to enable/disable the facility.
And its Repair - Repair unread mail count allows you to reset it

--
Kath Adams
MS MVP - Windows (IE/OE)
May 5, 2004 12:53:39 AM

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Kath, I followed your instructions using Tweak UI and clicked on Repair
Now...but unfortunately, nothing happened and I still have the same prob.
Fran

"Kath Adams" <KathAdams@mvps(nospam).org> wrote in message
news:uebd5FhMEHA.1348@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Fran wrote:
> > I use OE 6 & IE6. The newsgroup at Outlook Express said this was a
> > MS buy and so I am wondering if anyone here can help me.
> >
> > In one of my mail folders there are no items, yet in parenthesis next
> > to the folder name the is a (1), indicating there is one unread
> > message. Also, it shows "1 message(s), 1 unread" at the very bottom
> > far right under my Contacts. This happens even after I delete the
> > folder and re-add it.
> >
> > Is there a fix for this?
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Fran
>
> Courtesy of Alex Nichol MVP :-
>
> Use TweakUI - one of the XP Powertoys from (if you have installed XP
> SP1)
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powert...
>
> If you have not installed SP1, the earlier version can be found at
>
http://download.microsoft.com/download/whistler/Install...
>
> Once installed you will find it in Start - All Programs - Powertoys for
> Windows XP
>
> Its Logon - Unread mail page has a box to enable/disable the facility.
> And its Repair - Repair unread mail count allows you to reset it
>
> --
> Kath Adams
> MS MVP - Windows (IE/OE)
>
Anonymous
May 5, 2004 2:39:55 AM

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Copied from OE6 Newsgroup where you posed the same question and Frank
Saunders MVP replied :-
<quote>This is a common bug lately. If you close OE and delete that
folder the ghost unread message will usually disappear for a while, but
mine eventually come back. For a long time I only got this on one POP3
server and was convinced it was a server bug, but now it's there on 3 of
my servers. I think it's a bug in a recent security patch.</quote>

Kath

Fran wrote:
> Kath, I followed your instructions using Tweak UI and clicked on
> Repair Now...but unfortunately, nothing happened and I still have the
> same prob. Fran
>
> "Kath Adams" <KathAdams@mvps(nospam).org> wrote in message
> news:uebd5FhMEHA.1348@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Fran wrote:
>>> I use OE 6 & IE6. The newsgroup at Outlook Express said this was a
>>> MS buy and so I am wondering if anyone here can help me.
>>>
>>> In one of my mail folders there are no items, yet in parenthesis
>>> next to the folder name the is a (1), indicating there is one unread
>>> message. Also, it shows "1 message(s), 1 unread" at the very
>>> bottom far right under my Contacts. This happens even after I
>>> delete the folder and re-add it.
>>>
>>> Is there a fix for this?
>>> Thanks in advance,
>>> Fran
>>
>> Courtesy of Alex Nichol MVP :-
>>
>> Use TweakUI - one of the XP Powertoys from (if you have installed XP
>> SP1)
>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powert...
>>
>> If you have not installed SP1, the earlier version can be found at
>>
>
http://download.microsoft.com/download/whistler/Install...
>>
>> Once installed you will find it in Start - All Programs - Powertoys
>> for Windows XP
>>
>> Its Logon - Unread mail page has a box to enable/disable the
>> facility. And its Repair - Repair unread mail count allows you to
>> reset it
>>
>> --
>> Kath Adams
>> MS MVP - Windows (IE/OE)
!