Error Message: The Message Could Not Be Sent. Some of the Recipients for This Message Are Not Valid.

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For information about the differences between Microsoft Outlook Express and Microsoft Outlook e-mail clients, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
257824 OL2000: Differences Between Outlook and Outlook Express
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SYMPTOMS

When you send a message in Outlook Express, you may receive one of the following error messages:
Outlook Express: There was an error opening this message.
An error has occurred.
The Address Book failed to load. Outlook Express is incorrectly configured, please re-install.
The message could not be sent. Some of the recipients for this message are not valid. Please verify the names.

CAUSE

This issue can occur if the Wab32.dll file is damaged.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this issue, extract a new copy of the Wab32.dll file from the Windows Update Setup Files folder into the "C:\Program Files\Common Files\System" folder. To do so, use the appropriate method:

Windows 98

  1. Click Start, click Run, type sfc, and then click OK.
  2. Click Extract one file from installation disk.
  3. In the Specify the system file you would like to restore box, type wab32.dll, and then click Start.
  4. In the Restore from box, type c:\windows update setup files.
  5. In the Save file in box, type c:\program files\common files\system, and then click OK.
  6. Follow the instructions on your screen to complete the extract process, and then restart the computer.

Windows 95

For additional information about how to extract a file, please click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
129605 How to Extract Original Compressed Windows Files

Windows 98 Second Edition

  1. Click Start, click Run, type sfc, and then click OK.
  2. Click Extract one file from installation disk.
  3. In the Specify the system file you would like to restore box, type wab32.dll, and then click Start.
  4. In the Restore from box, type d:\win98, where d is the correct letter for your CD-ROM drive. Make sure you insert the Windows 98 Second Edition CD-ROM into CD-ROM drive.
  5. In the Save file in box, type c:\program files\common files\system, and then click OK.
  6. Follow the instructions on your screen to complete the extract process, and then restart the computer.

Rename folders

Search for and Rename folders.dbx and outbox.dbx to *.old restart OE.

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Article ID: 239135 - Last Review: January 25, 2007 - Revision: 3.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0
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