Fixing Outlook Express error 0x800C0133

If this article is useful for you, please, considere give me a little help. Thanks

0x800c0133

A friend of mine asked me today if I knew how to solve a bug that happened with his Outlook Express, so let’s share this tip just in case if somebody else is facing the same issue.

If you open your Outlook Express and when sending and receiving you get the following message: An unknown error has occurred. Account ‘ pop.dominiosample.com’, Server: ‘pop.domainsample.com’, Protocol: POP3, Port: 110, Secure(SSL); No, Error Number: 0x800C0133. So, your Outolook Express “Inbox” is damaged/corrupted due some e-mail into it or its own .dbx file that manages this folder within Outlook Express that might have damaged due the excess of storage message size/capacity or other. There are to methods to have back the access to the “inbox”. Pick on of the methods below and follow its steps:

Method 1:

1) If your Inbox is corrupted, but you still get to see its content (e-mails into it), the ideal is create a new folder into Outlook Express;
2) Now with the new folder created, move all messages that are into your “Inbox” to the new folder you just created. It can be done by selecting all messages and dragging and dropping;
3) Now close the Outlook Express;
4) From Windows Explorer manager files you will find the following folder in your hard disk: “C:/Documents and Settings/(user)/Local Settings/Application Data/Identities / (identity id)/Microsoft/Outlook Express/”
5) Now, within this folder find and rename the file “inbox.dbx” to “inboxold.dbx”;
6) Opend your Outlook Express again.

After that all may be working again. Outlook Express has created a new empty Inbox. If you want you can move back all messages that were into your temporary folder and after that you can delete it. I don’t advise to do that once that Outlook Express can handle only 2GB per folder and your might be corrupted due oversizing this limit. Eventually can be other fields that might be corrupted in this folder. It’s good always to keep you inbox and other folder cleaned just keeping the really needed messages and always use the automatic compress provided by Outlook Express.

If your “Inbox” is totally damaged and you can’t copy any message to your new folder, go to step 3 after creating the new “Inbox” and you can try to retrieve the messages by using the software called DBXtract. This software costs around US$ 11.00 (Dollars). DBXtract extracts all mail and news messages from individual dbx files. After extracting all the messages you can drag them from the Windows Explorer folder into an Outlook Express mail folder.

Method 2:

1) Open your Outlook Express and go to “Tools” and click on “Options”;
2) Select the “Maintenance” tab and click on the button “Store Folder…”;
3) The “Store folder” pop-up will show up. Now, copy the path shown in this window;
4) Go to “Start” menu and click on “Run…”, now paste the copied path and click on OK button;
5) It will open the Windows Explorer and you will see the .dbx files. Check their size which should not be more than 2 GB each. This is an Outlook Express limitation for each .dbx file, so if it is exceeded you can get the damaged/corrupted file than you must to create new file;
6) Now let’s create a new file called “inbox.dbx”;
7) Open the Outlook Express and from left panel click on “Local folder” with the right click and select “New Folder…”;
8) Enter a new folder name, for example “Backupinbox” whithin “Local Folders” (Select Local Folders folder);
9) Now in your left panel you will see a new folder called “Backupinbox”;
10) Close Outlook Express and go to the local where are the .dbx files. Now you will notice that there is a file called “Backupinbox.dbx” (whichever is the same folder name you’ve created into Outlook Express). Now delete this file. Yup, you “heard” that, delete the “Backupinbox.dbx” file;
11) Renome the “inbox.dbx” file to “Backupinbox.dbx” that is the file that you just deleted;
12) Open the Outlook Express again and you will notice that all e-mails that were into your inbox are now in your new folder “Backupinbox”;
13) From Windows Explorer where you had seen the .dbx files, now was created the file called “inbox.dbx” and this one might be not corrupted. So, it was fixed;
14) Now test send/receive. All your new coming e-mails should come to your inbox normally.

Well, I hope one of these methods above can solve your problem. If it solved, leave your comment bellow sharing with the folks how was it. ;0)

If you think that some article or iLucato's reply on comments area was useful, consider  helping iLucato in one of the ways below: 1  Donate any value via PayPal or  PagSeguro to incentivate new articles and help to mantain the site expenses; 2. Use the button below to donate via PagSeguro or click here to donate via PayPal:

Thanks a lot in advance.

Filed Under: Managment system

Tags:

My most recent stock images on Dreamstime.








RSSComments (4)

Leave a Reply | Trackback URL

  1. Celso Carlos G Gonçalves Internet Explorer Windows says:

    Prezado,
    grato pela dica.
    Resolvi meu problema, mas criei um outro:
    Os e-mail que estavam “trancados” entraram no outlook. Beleza.
    Mas o que havia na caixa de entrada, sumiu … e eu preciso deles, pois constiruem correspondência da qual seguido precisso me socorrer para atender meus clientes.
    Alguma sugestão?
    Ah!, e quanto à contribuição, acho justo.
    Podemos combinar inbox.
    Abaraço

    Celso Gonçalves

    • Olá Celso, não sei qual método utilizou, mas se você seguiu item a item sem falhar, não teria o por que não aparecer na pasta que criou e moveu seus emails para ela. Para tê-los de volta precisa movê-los da pasta que criou de volta para a caixa de entrada. Como disse no artigo: “Não aconselho a fazer isso uma vez que o Outlook Express suporta apenas 2GB por caixa e a sua pode ter corrompido devido a ter ultrapassado este limite. Eventualmente podem ser outro arquivos que estejam corrompidas neste diretório/pasta. É aconselhável sempre fazer uma limpa e deixar somente os e-mails necessários em sua caixa e sempre usar o método/recurso oferecido pelo Outlook Express de compactar as caixas.”
      Espero que já tenha resolvido o problema.

  2. MAYARA BRAZIL Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    Fiz o método 2 e deu muito certo, me ajudou bastante a explicação pois na mesma hora resolveu meu problema!
    Obrigada pelo artigo.

Leave a Reply

notify me when a reply is posted.