Strangely persistent spam? (maybe Outlook problem?)
Thread poster: Anne Koth

Anne Koth  Identity Verified
Local time: 00:29
Member (Feb 2018)
German to English
Apr 20, 2007

I'm having trouble with a rather odd spam e-mail I can't get rid of; maybe someone can give me a tip?

I keep receiving exactly the same e-mail: same wording, same date sent and (oddly) received - even one I got today is still dated April 8th, which is the date the first one arrived. The only difference in the header is something labelled the "GMX-UID" (I have ProMail).

They "arrive" every 15 minutes or so.

I've set up some special filters to stop them at which theoretically should not let them in, as they all have the same subject line and I included that in the filter.

In fact, I don't think they are really coming from, but that Outlook might be creating them itself, as I keep copies of the e-mails on the server, and there are only two there, instead of the hundreds in Outlook.

Has anyone else had a similar problem?

Outlook 2003
Windows XP
GMX ProMail

X-Flags: 1001
Delivered-To: GMX delivery to [my e-mail address is written here] Received: (qmail invoked by alias); 08 Apr 2007 11:23:21 -0000
Received: from (EHLO []
by (mx054) with SMTP; 08 Apr 2007 13:23:21 +0200
Received: from (HELO
by with (7.38.6/7.78.9) ESMTP id 558elb9gkr3ktwp
for [another e-mail address is here]; Sun, 8 Apr 2007 11:23:39 -0060
From: "Shell Ukrop"
Subject: re:
Date: Sun, 8 Apr 2007 11:23:39 -0060
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain;
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
X-Priority: 3 (Normal)
X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
X-Mailer: Microsoft Office Outlook, Build 11.0.5510
X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V5.50.4807.2300
Thread-Index: Aca8Qtaojx3rsmpum7mj8mnjiknzx3==
X-GMX-Antivirus: 0 (no virus found)
X-GMX-Antispam: 0 (Mail was not recognized as spam)
X-GMX-UID: kuIhc29ZeWU6Zt6odnVzyVk5U3U4N0/1


Sarah Downing  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:29
German to English
+ ...
Delete it from the server Apr 20, 2007

Hi Anne,

I have had this problem several times. The ultimate solution seems to be to delete the mail from the server, because as long as it's on the server, it can still be sent and it is possible for the mail to get stuck in a neverending loop.

Hope this helps.

Good luck!



Anne Koth  Identity Verified
Local time: 00:29
Member (Feb 2018)
German to English
It was that simple! Apr 20, 2007

Thanks for the tip.


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