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duplicated emails on Windows live mail

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  1. nicebutdim

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    I have 2 email accounts, both brought into Windows live mail via POP3. One is working normally, the other - which comes via the UK provider 'TalkTalk' has started to duplicate emails in a big way. So each time mail comes in, I'm getting not only the new ones but also literally hundreds of duplicated old emails going back 2 yrs or more and including stuff I had already deleted. Then yesterday after mail had stopped coming into my Inbox I noticed that I was still receiving mail so I checked the pop up box to find that mail was still coming in at warp speed, had reached 12,000 and was still going strong. But as these weren't going into my Inbox, where exactly are they and how can I stop them coming? I've closed down Live mail because until I have a solution I don't want thousands more unwanted emails. It's been suggested that the fault could lie with POP3 and I should change to IMAP. But if that's the case why is the 2nd email account which also uses POP3 still running fine? Any help would be really appreciated as this is a bit of a nightmare ...
     
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    thanks very much for that helpful advice - I'll certainly check it out as live mail is just downloading 348,000 emails and still counting!! The thing is, they're not arriving in my Inbox, so where exactly *are* they going I wonder?? Oh, to be technically minded!
     
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    Sounds like you need to log in to your email server through a browser and clean house, including the "Deleted" folder when you get through deleting unneeded email.
     
  5. Floridagal1

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    I had a similar situation with Windows Live Mail. It worked fine for several years until early this year when it started going nuts with duplicates. With Microsoft, from the looks of things, trying to kill off the entire Essentials package it looks like time to move on.
     
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