I've got my reasons for doing it this way for sure but I appreciate the IMAP mantra (really, I do). I wish I could do it that way but for reasons I won't go into here, I can't.
The way I've been doing it works fine 99% of the time but there is the occassional hiccup and it's hard to understand why it's blamed on my mail client. The setup works fine for a 6 month stretch (pie in the sky fuzzy example numbers here) then all of a sudden, for 2 days, at random intervals, I receieve random duplicate emails.
I read the response about the client being to blame so I shut everything down, rebooted; still same. Today is day number 2. Heck, I've even installed XP SP2 in between diagnosis and now, still random weirdness.
Any idea exactly what the glitch in my client (MS Outlook 2002) may be specifically? Or is it possible that something's going on on your mail servers the past few days that would alter the timestamp or some little thing on the mail that's sitting there?
That's a lot of typing for something that's only mildly disturbing at this point but it could increase it's "crap!!!factor" if it keeps up like this for much longer.