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Outlook 2003

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kamranalilakhna, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. kamranalilakhna

    kamranalilakhna Active Member

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    Hello,


    Is there any way to set outlook don't download same email more than once. I am having problem that outlook downloading same mails multiple time. I set my outlook to keep copies on server.

    This should not download same email more then once.


    Any idea would be graet:)
     
    #1 kamranalilakhna, Oct 24, 2005
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    That's a bug in outlook then. Have you tried a different email client? The POP3 protocol doesn't have any knowledge of the concept of only downloading new email, that's entirely up to your email client. If you insist on using Outlook, try using IMAP instead.
     
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    The more email you leave on the server, the longer it takes each time you check email... I have found from previous experience that after a couple of hundred emails left on the server, Outlook's behaviour started to become erratic.

    IMAP support in Outlook 2k3 is good -- if you have a nice clean connection to a server that's not being overloaded. I like IMAP, and I use it for most of my mailboxen...
     
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    Outlook does have the ability to do this with a POP3 account. I just tried it, and it only downloads each email once.
     
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    One of the reasons could be a damaged "Pop3uidl.dbx" or something similar file in your Identity's store folder. This file keeps track of which messages on the server have already been downloaded and should therefore be skipped on subsequent downloads.

    Anup
     
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    I know that Outlook has the ability to do it, but as I said, it clearly isn't doing correctly in this instance. The emphasis of what I said was that the problem lies with Outlook, not the server, because of the way POP3 works.
     
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    Unless of course a client is using discarded standards (as per RFC), like Yahoo for instance is still stuck on discarded standards which means that either it will download all mails all the time from a remote pop account or not recover any mails....

    Who Yaa

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    Yes, sorry Jonathan - I misread your response. :eek:
     
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