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  1. ronhum

    ronhum Thread Starter

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    Why would I be getting two copies in my inbox of every email that is sent to me? I am using Outlook.
     
  2. Bob Cerelli

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    Just on an off chance, is Outlook set to leave a copy of the e-mail on the server. Saw this once and unchecking it solved the problem. Depending on your version of Outlook the steps to change this may vary. But it is generally in the Advance section of your e-mail configuration.
     
  3. NoTongue

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    Leaving a copy on the server will not mean you will get the emails twice. Sounds like the e-mail server itself (or the virus server it's using) is having issues.
     
  4. Deke40

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    By chance or you using Outlook to receive email from an IMAP or Hotmail account. If by chance your are here could be your problem:

    That can happen if your Hotmail or IMAP account is the default mail account and OE is configured to both open directly to the Inbox (which downloads headers automatically) and check for new messages when starting (which also downloads headers automatically). To stop the duplicates, simply choose one option or the other, but not both. Click Tools | Options, then remove the check mark for "When starting, go directly to my 'Inbox' folder" OR the check mark for "Send and receive messages at startup". If you already have duplicates showing, click Tools | Synchronize Account or Synchronize All.
     
  5. sekirt

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    I don't know if OE and Outlook work the same?

    sekirt
     
  6. Deke40

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    Damn Soc, I must be sleepwalking today. With all the references to outlook I still didn't let it set in and referred to outlook in my post.

    Your are riight as I don't know beans about outlook.

    I am going to rest these old brain cells and see if I can get it right tomorrow.
     
  7. ronhum

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    I am using Outlook, and the problem stopped by itself. I am not sure why. But it is solved.
     
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