Fix the issue when Microsoft® Outlook receives duplicate e-mail issues on POP3 Server
Having issues with duplicate e-mails in Microsoft Outlook POP3 account? Find how to solve them.
Microsoft Outlook is a highly functional and reliable e-mail management application developed by the Microsoft. It provides the users with a set of powerful features and options that can be easily utilized to boost user productivity. Microsoft Outlook program supports all major e-mail protocols like IMAP, POP, and POP3 etc. and has a simple interface that enables easy configuration and use. The duplication or receiving of duplicate mails by Microsoft Outlook program configured to work with POP3 account is a annoying issue that causes inconvenience to the users. This happens with Microsoft Outlook program due to a number of reason like improper synchronization with PDAs or other devices, application errors or issues, interferences caused by other security programs or network firewalls installed in the computer etc. Isolating the issue and resolving it under expert assistance will help utilize maximum functionality of Microsoft Outlook under minimal errors hereafter.
Discussed below are some points that will help the users to fix issues with duplicate e-mails in Microsoft Outlook POP3 account:
- Update Microsoft Outlook
- Verify and reconfigure settings
- Disable/suspend security programs
Update Microsoft Outlook
The users who are having issues with duplicate e-mails in Microsoft Outlook are advised to update the program or apply hot fix from Microsoft to solve the issues. This is because the duplicate e-mail issue is probably caused by a bug or error in the application. Updating or applying the hot-fix from the Microsoft will fix the error, which will in turn prevent Microsoft Outlook from receiving duplicate e-mails.
Verify and reconfigure settings
Microsoft Outlook versions are having the options to leave a copy of the already downloaded message on the server. Although this is a very useful option in recovering mails, sometimes the program tends to download the same messages over and over again creating user inconvenience. So all users should either, delete the account and recreate a new one after manually deleting the .PST file used by Microsoft Outlook or should turn off or uncheck the leave a copy on server option by entering the 'Advanced' menu of the program.
The Firewall and security program installed in a system can cause issues with the working of Microsoft Outlook application. All users who are having duplicate mails issues with Microsoft Outlook application are therefore advised to disable or suspend the installed Firewall and security program before starting to work with Microsoft Outlook. Doing so will help fix issues with the application and prevent downloading of duplicate mails.
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