Stalled email download

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samtooth6

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Using Windows XP and Outlook Express and a very slow dial-up connection. Occassionally, I will be downloading my email in the morning and someone has sent me a very large file which might take an hour or so to download. While the file (usually pictures) is downloading, it slows my computer to a crawl. Is there a way that I can locate this email prior to its downloading and delete it in its entirety so I can regain effective use of my computer? I have been unable to find this answer in Outlook Express "Help". This morning, I have been downloading something for over 2 hours and it still isn't done; meanwhile no other emails can come through until this darn thing has been downloaded. Thanks in advance for your help.
 

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Usually your ISP/Email provider has a web-based mail where you can view it anywhere. Which email provider do you have?
 

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My ISP is Prodigy, which is now owned by SBC/Yahoo. As you suggesting that there's a way to stop and eliminate an email once it has started to download?
 

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Just cancel it. It will take a while. You can force close it by CTRL ALT DEL.

I guess go to www.prodigy.com and sign in to look for Web Mail. I can't do that since I'm not a member
 

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I've tried canceling it, which is all fine until I reopen my email. Once I reopen, it's there again and doesn't go away until it's downloaded. That's my question. How do I ELIMINATE it? Canceling it only cancels until I reopen Outlook Express. Until that particular email downloads, nothing else will come through.
 

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Don't reopen Outlook until you delete it from the server. You will need to go to your email account via the website.
 
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There are other freeware programs like this. Give this one a try or search for others. Configure basic information and set a size limit of email you wish to allow through OE. When you run Spam Pro, it will delete it automatically - and you can delete manually if you wish. Then you open up OE and bring in the valid emails. Be sure to get the freeware one.

http://www.acmetoolz.com/pop3cln.html

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