Receiving duplicate e-mails in Windows® Mail
Learn about the issue when you receive duplicate e-mails in Windows Mail inbox and its possible causes. Get tips to fix such issues
Many users get duplicates copies of all their e-mails that are sent to the default address in Windows Mail due to which several issues arise. The main issue that is caused is due to accessing the POP3 account because it creates lot of duplicate e-mails again and again. The antivirus program that has an e-mail scanning action is one of the issue that results in the duplicate e-mails in the mailbox. Some people have experienced problems with Mozilla Thunderbird receiving duplicate messages when downloading mail that is the messages that already exist in one’s inbox are downloaded again. Due to the duplicates e-mails in Windows Mail inbox, lot of space is being wasted and there are limits in the number of mails in an inbox. These duplicate e-mails take large amount of space and cause confusion to the users.
Following are the possible causes and tips to fix the issue that are caused while receiving the duplicate e-mails in Windows Mail inbox:
- Possible causes
- Move Webmail messages to another folder
- Rebuild the database or create a new identity
The duplicate e-mails that are received in the Windows Mail inbox is mainly caused due to the duplicate e-mail account that exist. This can also be caused due to the messages that are forwarded to another account or due to database that got corrupted. The user receives two copies of the same e-mails in the mailbox or they send duplicate copies from their mailbox. The basic cause of the duplicate e-mail in Windows mail box is because of the enabled option of leave a copy of messages on the server option.
Move Webmail messages to another folder
To fix the issue that is caused when you receive duplicate e-mails in the Windows Mail box is to move all the messages on the server to another folder. For this you need to open the browser window and browse to web based e-mail page and then log on to the web based e-mail account. You need to move all the messages form the mailbox and start entourage which will help to fix the issues that are caused.
To need to rebuild the database or create a new identity in order to fix the issue that is caused when you receive duplicate e-mails in Windows Mail box. To rebuild the it you need to follow the steps or the instructions that are explained to you when you request for rebuilding the database. This will help you to solve the issue of the duplicate e-mails that you receive in your mail box.
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