Microsoft® Outlook 2003 Shows Duplicated E-mails in a System
Why does the Microsoft Outlook 2003 show duplicated e-mail in a system?
The Microsoft Outlook 2003 is an individual information manager developed and released by the Microsoft. The Microsoft Outlook 2003 can be installed in as a separate application or you can make use of it from the Office Suite. The Microsoft Outlook 2003 mainly serves the purpose of an e-mail application, but it also bundles you with a contact manager, web browsing, calendar, task manager and a journal. One of the main benefits of the Microsoft Outlook 2003 is that, it could be both used as a standalone application or you can couple it with the Microsoft Exchange Server and the Microsoft SharePoint. You may face some problems with your Microsoft Outlook 2003 installed in your computer if you have some issues with the Outlook Settings or your email account settings.
The issue when Microsoft Outlook 2003 shows duplicated e-mails in a system, its possible cause and the tips to fix such issues are:
- Duplicate mail issue
- Possible cause
- Way to fix the issue
Duplicate mail issue
The duplicate e-mail on Microsoft Outlook 2003 may occur as you make use of a POP 3 mail account. When you select to download any e-mail messages with your Microsoft Outlook 2003 from your POP3 based e-mail server, you find that the same e-mail message gets downloaded again or a duplicate of the mail may be downloaded.
The reason for Microsoft Outlook 2003 downloading duplicate is that you might have set an option to leave a copy of messages in the server. This will create issue each time that you download a message and it gets duplicated again in your Outlook 2003. The Microsoft noted this error and the fix for this problem was bundled with the Office 2003 Service Pack. To fix the issue, you can download and install the Service Pack 2 for Office 2003.
As the duplication issue occurs when you have enabled the option to leave a copy of messages in the server, you can uncheck it. To do that, you can launch your Microsoft Outlook 2003 and from here you can navigate to the ‘Tools’ menu. Now you can click on the ‘E-mail Accounts’ option provided, in here you can click on the ‘View or change existing e-mail accounts,’ option provided and you can then click ‘Next’. Now you can click on your POP3 e-mail account, and after this you can click ‘Change.’ From here you can click on the ‘More Settings’ option and on the ‘Advanced’ tab, un- check the ‘Leave a copy of messages on the server’ box, and finally click ‘OK.’
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