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Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by expex, Nov 30, 2001.

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  1. expex

    expex Thread Starter

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    For about 3 days now, my Outlook email has been posting 3 of each message. If I deleted them, it would post 3 more of each message. Today, it's 4, and then 5. And I'm not getting messages that I know are there. Any answers, guesses? I'm open to suggestions.
     
  2. SavvyLady

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    My advice is go to housecalls & run the free online virus scanner.
    Click here to do so!

    for a free virus scanner you can add to your system... go get AVG. Click here to download AVG

    and to protect yourself from hackers etc... Get Zone Alarm
    Click here the free version is fine


    then there is spyware ... go get Ad-Aware
    Click here to download it


    this should get you in pretty good shape... after that it may not be a problem anymore

    Savvy :)
     
  3. expex

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    I'll do those things,although I've got ad aware, ipe, and pgp going right now. When it first started, I was getting all(?) of my mail, usually 30-40 messages a day. Now, I'm getting about 5, and there's multiple copies of each. 3, 4 ,5.
    Well, before I cry anymore, let me try what you suggested. I'll let you know. Thanks SavvyLady.
     
  4. SavvyLady

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    I forgot to mention empty your cache.... and reboot when you;ve finished.

    Savvy :)
     
  5. DoyceJ

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    Also,

    The bug appears when you have more than one POP3 mail account on one server, and any of the accounts use the "Leave on Server" option. To use more than one POP3 account on one server, disable "leave on Server" or only use one POP3 account on that server with each instance of the OE client (per windows instance or per machine.) If you enter the IP address for your pop server in Accounts/Mail for those mail accounts where you wish to leave the message on the server and the alias name for your pop server in Accounts/Mail for those mail accounts where you are not leaving the messages on the server. This little fudge, whilst still accessing the same server, seems to overcome the present problems. If you don't know the IP address for your server then may I suggest you ping the server using its alias from a DOS box. This will then report the full IP addres
     
  6. TonyKlein

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    Hi Expex,

    If we're talking Pop3 and not Hotmail, this might also be due to a corrupt POP3UIDL.DBX file.
    Close OE and delete that file. It will be recreated when you re-open OE. One more download to get pop3uidl.dbx up to date (OE uses this file to keep track of what has already been downloaded), and you should be all right.

    Gtz.
     
  7. expex

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    Well, I tried to delete POP3UIDL.DBX & DAT, and was told that I couldn't. I also did a virus check, which showed nothing.
    I'm still getting the same 9 messages, that I recieved on 11/28/01. Sometimes up to 15 times a day now. It seems that Outlook can't get past 11/28/01 for some reason. This is the same system that I've been using for about 2 years now. I haven't recently done anything to change anything that I know of.
    As far as rebooting, or reinstalling, I can't do that, because neither D or A are working. That's not the problem, they've been like that for a while. I can't find any more info than what I've found here, and I'm not really brave enough to do anything on my own.
    Oh well, thanks to everyone for their help.
     
  8. TonyKlein

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  9. expex

    expex Thread Starter

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    I wish I knew who to specifically thank for helping me resolve my problem. I don't actually know what fixed it. I tried so many different fixes. Anyway, after being stuck in my own private Groundhog Day, 11-28-01, for 5 days, I had to take a break. I went to the store and got a bottle of Jack Daniels, a case of Bud, and a carton of Camel Lights,(all the necessary weapons of war), opened up a beer and Outlook and lo and behold, messages started rolling in.
    I'm no wiser, other than the Bud, than I was before.
    Thanks to everyone that responded.
     
  10. DoyceJ

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    It was Tony. :)
     
  11. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    I'm not so sure. It may have been the Camel Lights... :D
     
  12. DoyceJ

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    Maybe its still the same and he's seeing in triplicate now.:confused:
     
  13. expex

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    Well, if I start seeing in triplicate now, at least I'll know the reason.
    Thanks again.
     
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