Outlook Express downloads every email everytime

  big erch 15:16 21 Feb 04

Using Outlook Express 5, whenever I hit send/receive all of the emails in my Yahoo account download everytime. Does anyone know why?


  Diodorus Siculus 15:28 21 Feb 04

Have you told OE to download new messages only?

  Paranoid Android 15:29 21 Feb 04

Check in Tools - Accounts - Properties - Advanced - look for the box that says "Leave a copy of messages on server" and make sure it is cleared.

The other possibility is that there is a message (maybe a big one ooo err missus) which is failing to complete every time. The messages are not deleted from the server until the LAST ONE completes downloading.


  big erch 15:35 21 Feb 04

How do you tell OE to download new messages only?

I want to leave a copy of the messages on the server, but not download them to OE everytime!


  Paranoid Android 15:42 21 Feb 04

Well that's me fresh out of ideas.

  Megatyte 15:53 21 Feb 04

I don't think you can tell OE to only download new messages, but why would you want to? If you need to keep tham then just move them to a folder in OE.

Be careful how much you leave on the server, otherwise your mailbox will reach capacity and be unable to receive new e-mails.


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