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    I am using Windows Live Mail with Windows XP. In general it works fine, however, I have a message in the inbox that I can not delete. When I try to do anything with it, I get the following error: There was an error opening this message, An error has occurred. It will not let me delete it, open it or anything thing. What do I do?


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    Sounds like a message that got corrupted while downloading, or didn't download properly and
    the client is trying to rectify it.

    1 close and restart the client and try to delete message or allow client to re-download message.
    2 If email is web based; sign on at website email and delete message there.
    3 Locate your default email directory: Tools>>Options>>Advanced>>Maintenance>>Store Folder.
    Locate inbox folder and delete message from there. (move all other messages out prior to this)
    4 Repeat #3 in safe mode.

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