I have about 11 different email accounts to keep track of, and at times, I often would forget to go into my outlook express and “Switch Uses” and go to the various emails. I have found a much simpler way and I believe it will help to un burden the servers. I was reading that there were so many messages in Que that the server was having great difficulty keeping up. Probably the reason for so many in Que is that the email is not getting removed from the server enough. Kind of like overdoing a septic system until it backs up. Then everyone is up S***T creek.
I use a simple program called Pop Peeper http://www.poppeeper.com that checks whoever accounts I want it to on a schedule. I can X any messages and next time it checks those messages are removed from the server. The regular emails are there until I open up my email client and retrieve them. All this program does is retrieve them, let me take a look at them and mark them for deletion if I want. Oh, and I can reply, forward or send mail from it as well. Pretty slick program for free, and if you like it, you can donate to the author.
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