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    The same e-mails rec'd over and over... (OL XP)

    Several days ago, for each of my e-mails, Outlook (with Office XP) is showing the same e-mail coming in from 3-6 times each! If I look on the mail server it's only there once though.

    What might be causing this? It's driving me crazy. <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20> <img src=/S/confused3.gif border=0 alt=confused3 width=45 height=45>

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    Re: The same e-mails rec'd over and over... (OL XP

    See if the thread beginning with <post#=463800>post 463800</post#> holds any clues.

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    Re: The same e-mails rec'd over and over... (OL XP

    I just read through each of those threads. Doesn't sound like there was really a resolution.

    I have tried changing the settings to not keep a copy on the server, then changed it back. No change. I have about 10 different e-mail POP3's that I receive e-mail for. It's very time-consuming to get 50 e-mails every 10 minutes that I've I've already read.

    One thing I haven't tried is deleting that e-mail setting all together, then re-adding it.

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    Re: The same e-mails rec'd over and over... (OL XP

    I think there is a handshake that tells the server "yes, I've successfully received all of that one, thank you" so that you don't get it again. I'm not sure how that could break, but hopefully it is temporary! If this is limited to one mail provider, you might ask whether they've made any changes. However, if it affects accounts with multiple providers, then probably it's something on your end. Can you restart any intermediaries, as well as Outlook? Intermediaries include any external filters such as antivirus or antispam proxies running on your computer, your software firewall (if any) and, if it's a home network, your router/modem. If the problem persists, then perhaps something has become corrupted within Outlook. You could try Office's Detect and Repair feature, although this can take a long time.

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    Re: The same e-mails rec'd over and over... (OL XP

    I receive all of these POP3 e-mails at home as well and they come through only as a single e-mail, so it must be on my end and not the server.

    I'm thinking that the only thing that was installed new around that time was Spysweeper. It's currently not running active, but is still installed on my system. Could that cause this trouble?

    My last resort will be to delete the e-mail accts in OL and re-add them. I hope I can remember each of the passwords. [img]/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img] Guess I need to right them all down somewhere in one place.

    This is on a work PC on a domain network. No one else has this problem.

    --KZ

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    Re: The same e-mails rec'd over and over... (OL XP

    I deleted 4 of the accounts and restarted OL, then added those accounts back in....same thing is still happening!

    Now what?

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    Re: The same e-mails rec'd over and over... (OL XP

    >>> I'm thinking that the only thing that was installed new around that time was Spysweeper. It's currently not running active, but is still installed on my system. Could that cause this trouble?

    Did you try uninstalling it?

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    Re: The same e-mails rec'd over and over... (OL XP

    I haven't, but let me try that and I'll report back.

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    Re: The same e-mails rec'd over and over... (OL XP

    I've uninstalled it and even installed Spybot and ran it to see if it found anything. Nothing.
    I removed each of the rules completely, removed the accounts, rebooted, then added them back in and SAME THING.
    I did a detect/repair of OL and rebooted....SAME THING.

    I'm getting up to 6-8 of the exact same e-mail. Ahhhh.

    How can I stop this? Do I need to uninstall OL completely and re-install?
    I read the same accounts at home with no trouble, so it's something on my system only and not the mail and it's from numerous different POP3's too.

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    Re: The same e-mails rec'd over and over... (OL XP

    Any other ideas anyone? I'm still waiting for the magic answer to my problem with the e-mails.

    It would take a lot of time (of which I don't really have), but would uninstalling OL and re-installing help? I have already tried the repair method though.

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    Re: The same e-mails rec'd over and over... (OL XP

    OK, everyone ready for the answer....?

    I kept thinking and thinking what was different about my PC vs. all the others on the network and my home PC.
    I tried adding and removing different applications; the one that did the trick was Nextel's Desktop Assistant.

    They had done some updates and "tweaking" to their system a number of weeks ago and that was what gave me the headaches. Apparently it's designed for OL, but only using an Exchange Server, which we're not. They are all POP3s. They said that they don't support that method.

    So, I have uninstalled that program and life is good.

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    Re: The same e-mails rec'd over and over... (OL XP

    Is that an "email push" product used to synchronize a mobile device with Outlook through a desktop agent? I used Sprint's Business Connection Personal Edition, which is designed to work with Outlook/Exchange, with Outlook/POP3 without any problems. However, these mobile phone vendors all seem to use different OEMs for their software, so experiences definitely will vary!

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    Re: The same e-mails rec'd over and over... (OL XP

    Sort of. It allows me to synchronize contacts...well actually it allows me to connect right to my OL. So when I make change on my phone via that connection it changes the file in OL. It was really cool. It worked perfectly for a long time...then they upgraded their system and it hosed how I use it. [img]/forums/images/smilies/sad.gif[/img]

    --KZ

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