Outlook express all emails in inbox missing

I opened outlook express this morning to discover all of the emails in inbox missing.  What's past and how to bring them back?

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This happens often.  Records often self-destruction in OE and messages have disappeared.  Check your Inbox for an inbox.bak file which is a backup of the Inbox.dbx file (see www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#2 and also point 4 on this page).  If there is no bak file so you will need a message recovery program, as my program of DBXpress (www.oehelp.com/DBXpress/), which may or may not be able to recover the lost messages (but if any program can, it will be).

In the future, its very important to regularly backup your messages, as often happens to people and hard drives die every day.  It is very easy to backup and leaves with a sense of security.  See www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#6

Steve

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    Disable analysis in your e-mail anti-virus program. It is a redundant layer of protection that devours the CPUs, slows down sending and receiving and causes a multitude of problems such as time-outs, account setting changes and has even been responsible for the loss of messages. Your up-to-date A / V program will continue to protect you sufficiently. For more information, see:
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    Information on the maximum size of the .dbx files that are used by Outlook Express:
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