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Mail sending duplicate emails
Posted by: earache
Date: January 27, 2013 01:48PM
So my mom has just started having a strange problem with her email. Sometimes when she sends an email, two emails get sent instead of just the one. It doesn't happen consistently and there doesn't appear to be any kind of pattern to it. I've checked her email setup and all appears normal. She's running Lion, using Apple Mail, POP3. I'm thinking that maybe there's some config file that got corrupted and that maybe I'll have to rebuild the database. Has anyone experienced something like this before? Any fixes?



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Re: Mail sending duplicate emails
Posted by: Black
Date: January 27, 2013 01:50PM
Missing info-- what mail service?




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Re: Mail sending duplicate emails
Posted by: GGD
Date: January 27, 2013 02:10PM
Are you sure that two are actually being sent (are the two in the sent mail box), or is it the person on the receiving end that's seeing two. If two are received look at the mail headers to see if they are identical, in which case, only one was really sent.

I've seen duplicate receiving problems from time to time with my wife's Earthlink POP email. I think the cause for her is that something interrupts the downloading of a large batch of messages, and the next get-mail cycle re-downloads some that were previously downloaded until a successful full download completes.
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Re: Mail sending duplicate emails
Posted by: earache
Date: January 27, 2013 02:20PM
Yes, two are being sent. We can see them in her sent email folder. The headers are identical except for message ID, which indicates to me that two messages are indeed being sent. She's on sonic.net which has always been rock solid.



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Re: Mail sending duplicate emails
Posted by: fromish
Date: January 27, 2013 02:36PM
Could be a mouse problem. My aunt's aging mouse got more sensitive and more prone to double clicks. A new mouse solved her duplicate mail difficulties.
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Re: Mail sending duplicate emails
Posted by: Speedy
Date: January 27, 2013 03:50PM
Reboot.



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