OK, i removed and added back the account.
1) Before i did that i was not getting an error message - the emails were
just remaining in the outbox, after i had hit "send" and 3 out of 4 did not
show up in the Sent directory. The 4th shows up in "sent" and cannot be
deleted from "outbox", though i cannot see the message ("message could not be
2) Now that i have removed and added back the account, i still cannot send
messages, and get a message saying, "1 or more messages do not have a valid
account specified, would you like to use your default account?" but when i
hit yes, it doesn't actually do anything.
"Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM" wrote:
> "carolj" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> >i have vista and have the problem of not being able to send emails. (plus
> > lots of lost emails from a period i was out of town.)
> > i have now uninstalled mcafee, and installed avast, and not enabled the
> > email checking feature. the problems remain. I am trying to follow the
> > procedures in the file you highlighted on oehelp.com but i am not seeing
> > how
> > i remove the email account and then reinstall it?
> Do you have an undeletable message in the Outbox?
> If you get any error message give us the exact message.
> To remove and add back an account go to Tools | Accounts.
> Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM