Oulook Express sending 19000 deleted messages

  kev1968 16:47 02 Mar 06

Hi, I use Outlook Express to view my email messages. Logged on today and discovered I was being sent over 19000 old messages which I had previously deleted. I am on dial up so would take ages for these to cone through. Does anyone know how to stop these or what I can do??? regards Kev

  Stuartli 17:18 02 Mar 06

Disconnect the line for a start...:-)

You don't make it clear if the messages have been deleted after collecting with OE or have been deleted on the server via web mail.

  kev1968 17:33 02 Mar 06

Yes I diconnected then rebooted but they're still coming in. They were previously deleted from OE

  Stuartli 17:50 02 Mar 06

Then you need to contact your ISP and ask what is going on?

  octal 17:55 02 Mar 06

Is it possible to disable OE temporarily then go to the web mail and see if they are there? You won't have to download them and you'll be able to delete them off the sever before they reach OE.

  Jackcoms 17:57 02 Mar 06

19,000 ???

Perhaps you're just very popular. ;-)

  Simsy 19:03 02 Mar 06


Click the "Mail" tab

Select the account in question and click "Properties"

Select the "Advanced" tab

Make sure "Leave a copy of messages on server" is UNTICKED

If it is ticked you will get the symptons you describe.

If it is not ticked, then, as previously suggested, contact your isp!

I hope this helps,



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