Gettng flooded with multiple copies of emails


#1

Since early this morning, I’ve been experiencing a very strange thing in one email address. I’ve been receiving multiple copies of the same emails, over and over again. I checked my email client and, as it has always been, it’s set to delete all emails from the server after downloading.

I checked the email settings on Dreamhost and they look OK. I don’t see any related messages on the DH status pages so I’m assuming this is some screwy only with this account. I posted a support request 11 hours ago and have not heard anything back from them yet. This is a real drag! I’m having to delete hundreds and hundreds of emails and hoping I don’t throw out an important one with them.

Has anyone heard of this problem and have any suggestions of anything I can do on my own?

Thanks in advnace!


#2

Is it all email, or just some? If it’s just a few that are causing a problem, you could try logging into webmail and deleting them there. That would eliminate the problem being with your client communicating with the server.

You could try exiting your program & restarting the computer (if you haven’t already)–just to be sure it isn’t a screwy problem with the program (or Windows).

If you can delete the mail through webmail, though–and it doesn’t come back–I’d think that it would be a problem with your client. Just a guess, though.


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#3

I restarted my computer and indeed that did clear it up. I presume somehow my email client somehow got fuddled and wasn’t communicating properly with the server. Thanks for the response!


#4

That’s the beauty of Windows… when common sense and logical troubleshooting can’t find a problem, a reboot can still fix it. :wink:


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