Most of the people delete their emails just to avoid the increasing size of their Outlook Express Inbox, later on they realize that they have deleted some important emails for which they do not have backup.. So, if you find yourself in this situation, then you should not worry. There is a way to recover those deleted Outlook Express Mails.
The “.dbx” and “.mbx” files are mainly used by Outlook Express for storing their files. However, each mailbox in Outlook Express has its own file with the extensions of “.dbx”, and all emails from a given mailbox are kept in that one file. So, together with these are saved in a folder named as “Stored folder”, which is located deep inside the “Documents and Settings” folder.
Furthermore, the major security threat to any mail storage files is data loss. Hence, the general loss of emails could be due to virus invasion, system format, and accidental deletion of emails, and so on.
However, when you accidentally delete an email in Outlook Express, then immediately EXIT Outlook Express and DO NOT TRY TO COMPACT the email folders.