Duplicate E-mail Issues in Microsoft® Outlook Express
What is the cause of duplicate e-mail issue in Outlook Express and what are the solutions to fix them?
Microsoft Outlook Express offers elegant online communication feature for users. This application is news as well as an e-mail client. Outlook Express has been included with numerous Operating Systems like Mac OS, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, etc. This software application is one of the most common and powerful commercial software programs released. With the help of this, users could exchange e-mails, could join newsgroups, share ideas and information and perform numerous tasks. This application is different from Outlook introduced by Microsoft. For storing all contact information, this program uses Windows Address Book. It is embedded with numerous features like manage multiple newsgroup and e-mail accounts, capability to store and restore mails and other data, sending and receiving secure messages etc. Since this program is highly user friendly and simple to use, there might also arise numerous issues within it. One such issue is duplication of e-mails. Duplication of e-mails not only arises in Outlook Express but also in Hotmail and IMAP account.
Following are some information about the duplicate e-mail issue in Outlook Express and its cause and some tips to solve when you receive duplicate messages in Outlook Express:
- Causes for duplicate e-mail issue
- Rename Pop3uidl.dbx file
- Uncheck the "Leave Messages on the Server" box
Causes for duplicate e-mail issue
Reception of duplicate e-mails in Outlook express might be due to several reasons. This could be caused due to ‘leave messages on server’. It could also be caused due to damage created in Pop3uidl.dbx file. When this error occurs, users might obtain two or more copies of all major e-mails. It could also be caused due to the presence of corrupted e-mail messages in Inbox.
Rename Pop3uidl.dbx file
To resolve this issue in Outlook Express, users might have to rename Pop3uidl.dbx file. The foremost step to be conducted is to quit from Outlook Express and then click 'Start' button. In the search box, type “Pop3uidl.dbx” and find out all relevant files. After attaining all files, right click on it to rename it. This might solve this issue.
In order to resolve the reception of duplicate e-mails in Outlook express users have to uncheck "Leave Messages on the Server" box. If this option has been checked on your Outlook Express account, then you might receive duplicated e-mails. For performing this operation, users might have to go to the tools option and have to select the Accounts option. Then a box named Internet Accounts opens and users have to click on the "Mail" tab. After this from the mail account, click on 'Properties'. From properties select Advanced tab. Then uncheck box "Leave a copy of messages on server" from this advanced tab.
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