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Downloads the same email over and over

By mmbc_voltron ·
My email just started downloading all my mail that I already received since Feb 2-6 up untill now. So today I have 1138 emails trying to download. But I have already downloaded them. If I close Outlook and re-open it downloads the same emails it just downloaded. I have not waited for it to download all 1138 emails. But now I have 4 x the same emails since Feb 2. I have made sure the setting to keep emails on the server is unchecked.
What else can this be?
Hope this makes since.

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by G... In reply to Downloads the same email ...

what type of mailbox is it? POP, IMAP, Exchange,...?? Do you eventually have 2 oulook accounts on the same mailbox?
Is it from a server you control (or have access to)?
Is it possible that it's configure to back up this way?

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It sounds like there is a message that is stuck in the mail queue on your pop account at the server. Usually stuck messages are too large to send and time out. Since the queue never emptied it starts again at the beginning until it clears. It may also be a message with a malformed header. Either way if you control the mail server you can search the queue and delete the message from the queue and directory or have the mail administrator look into it. Good luck!

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