Outlook continously downloading OLD emails


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Bob

using Outlook 2003 - POP'ing from ISP

I have outlook set to wait 5 days before deleting emails on POP server.

Every time I start Outlook, it downloads ALL the emails - even the the
previously downloaded emails.

Is there a way to set Outlook NOT to download previously download email
message?

thanks
 
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Diane Poremsky [MVP]

do you have the latest patches installed? how often are the send/receives?
is outlook closing completely (look in task manager for outlook.exe)
 
B

Bob

comments after questions --

Diane Poremsky said:
do you have the latest patches installed? how often are the send/receives?
My PC does automatic updates from MS every nite. WinXP Pro SP2
is outlook closing completely (look in task manager for outlook.exe)
yes, outlook is closing. is not listed in task manager.



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Bob said:
using Outlook 2003 - POP'ing from ISP

I have outlook set to wait 5 days before deleting emails on POP server.

Every time I start Outlook, it downloads ALL the emails - even the the
previously downloaded emails.

Is there a way to set Outlook NOT to download previously download email
message?

thanks
 
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Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

Do you run AV that scans incoming email? If yes, turn it off. It is
redundant and causes the kinds of problems you are experiencing.

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Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact. All
unsolicited mail sent to my personal account will be deleted without
reading.

After furious head scratching, Bob asked:

| using Outlook 2003 - POP'ing from ISP
|
| I have outlook set to wait 5 days before deleting emails on POP
| server.
|
| Every time I start Outlook, it downloads ALL the emails - even the the
| previously downloaded emails.
|
| Is there a way to set Outlook NOT to download previously download
| email message?
|
| thanks
 

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