How to remove/delete duplicate mails in Outlook Express
Thread poster: Anil Goyal

Anil Goyal  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:35
English to Hindi
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Jul 15, 2004

At times I get duplicates mails in my OE Inbox. This is because I keep my mails on the server for 3 days so that I can download all my mails on my home as well as office computer. The OE keeps record of what it downloaded before and starts from there, but sometimes it will download all the mails once again.

Does someone know how I can prevent IE to download those mails which it has already downloaded before? Or, a way to find out duplicate mails and deleting them?

Please note I have found a utility that works with MS Outlook, but I am looking for help on Outlook Express.

Thanks for any help/suggestions.


Endre Both  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:05
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English to German
Regularly delete mails from server Jul 15, 2004

I use the same method (keeping mails on POP server) and have the same problem -- with a different mail client (AK-Mail). I was never sure whether double downloads were my client's fault or inherent to the POP3 protocol, but given that the problem appears with Outlook as well, it might be a built-in limitation of the mail protocol.

Anyway, I have discovered that my client starts downloading all mails in an endless loop when the number of mails stored on the server exceeds 1000 (approximate number, may be a bit less or more).

So my solution is to clear the server when the number of mails approaches 1000. Sometimes I forget, and wake up with 5000 mails more in my inboxicon_smile.gif.



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