Oe Rules Files Corrupt


I am using OS 9 and my Outlook express shut down on me and I cannot start it up again. I get the message that OE rules files may be corrupt. I read another message that said to said to go to the microsoft user data file and drag the rules file to the desktop and to try and restart. nothing happens. any suggestions?
It could be you also have a corrupt email.

In the OE folder should be Microsoft Internet Self-Repair. Run that and see if it fixes things.
I am also having this problem, and running MS Internet Self-Repair did not fix it. I have accessed my email account using an alternet method and have deleted all suspect (i.e. corrupt) emails. Still doesn't work. In addition to contacting MS for help, does anyone have any other solution to this problem? Thanks!