How to export email messages from Outlook Express?

January 25th, 2013
Posted by Simon Cortez | Under Email Tips

Microsoft Outlook Express is a popular email client that is used worldwide by many users to send and receive emails from their Microsoft Windows systems. Sometimes, Outlook Express behaves in an unexpected manner and users face problems in accessing their mailbox data. Outlook Express stores all its email items (emails, contacts, notes, drafts, sent items, etc.) in the form of .DBX file format which is very vulnerable to various internal & external factors. In order to secure important Outlook Express emails, it is essential to protect your emails from threats like accidental erase, data loss and mailbox corruptions. However, among many different reasons, issues related to oversize of .DBX file are very common.

The corruption of .DBX files usually occurs due to following reasons:

MSIMN caused an invalid page fault in module Msoe.dll.

MSIMN caused an invalid page fault in module Msoe.dll at address.

Outlook Express could not be started. It may not be installed correctly.

Outlook Express could not be started because Msoe.dll could not be initialized. Outlook Express may not be installed correctly.

To keep you away from such possible issues, you should always try to compact your .DBX database. However, .DBX compaction is not possible manually, but it can be performed with the help of a proficient third party tool.

Outlook Express email messages have a number of email attachments which may be of large size. Therefore, a collection of several attachment files forces Outlook Express to exceed its restricted limitation. In this case, corruption probably occurs in the file “Folders.dbx”. This is the master index of the complete Outlook Express Store Folder and plays an essential role in the proper working of Outlook Express. In absence of this master index, Outlook Express cannot perform its function correctly. In this situation, the only resolution is to delete the corrupt file from the Store Folder. After that, restart Outlook Express to build a new “Folders.dbx” by re-indexing all DBX files from the Store Folder.

Follow these steps to get back the lost data from .DBX file:

1)Re-store your mail folder hierarchy by dragging folders in the Folder list.

2)Re-download the list of newsgroups from each news account.

3)Reset your subscribed newsgroups and download messages again.

4)Reset synchronization options on IMAP and newsgroup folders.

5)Edit any message rule that moves or copies messages to folders other than the Inbox.

By following these steps, you can export/retrieve your lost email data. But, if you don’t get the desired result then there might be severe problem. In this case, you have to go for Outlook Express Recovery software to get your .DBX files data back. The Outlook Express Recovery tool can effectively retrieve emails attachments, images, contacts and other data stored in damaged .DBX files. By using Outlook Express Recovery software, even permanently deleted, highly encrypted and compressed emails can be exported efficiently from corrupt Outlook Express. Such application is integrated with advanced algorithms that in turn help in smooth and quick recovery of inaccessible emails from corrupt .DBX files.


Outlook Express is a reliable email client but it also has few glitches that may result in loss of data. Nevertheless, by using the proficient Outlook Express Recovery tool you can get rid of all issues. It recovers all data enclosed within corrupt .DBX files.

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