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Grey Alien(Posted 1+ years ago) #1
Hiya, I've got this problem with sending large emails. Normal emails are fine, but if I attach a large zip file, some people receive it twice, even though it is only sent once from Outlook Express. I have my outbound virus scanner off to stop it interfering. Could the problem be OE, ISP or at their end?

Any ideas?

thanks.


(tu) ENAY(Posted 1+ years ago) #2
> from Outlook Express

I see the problem.

When you send an e-mail with an attachment, you also send it to M$. The 2nd e-mail is supposed to be sent to Bill Gates' secret spying department. I guess in these cases your mate got them twice by accident.

I guess you haven't installed the latest service pack yet to fix this bug.


Grey Alien(Posted 1+ years ago) #3
If only it were that simple.


(tu) ENAY(Posted 1+ years ago) #4
It is, don't use Outlook Express.
That's like still using IE to use the Internet.


Perturbatio(Posted 1+ years ago) #5
This can occur when the header is corrupt and your mail client can't tell if it's been downloaded.


Grey Alien(Posted 1+ years ago) #6
Hmm, I wonder why it would be corrupt though? This happens *every* time I send a big file. But I'm not sure it's to ALL recipients...

Maybe next time I'll use something other than OE as an experiment, but I need to copy the addresses across...


Perturbatio(Posted 1+ years ago) #7
but I need to copy the addresses across...

Thunderbird will import them for you.


FlameDuck(Posted 1+ years ago) #8
Could the problem be OE, ISP or at their end?
I'm going to go with Outlook Express aswell.


Grey Alien(Posted 1+ years ago) #9
OK, next time I'll try thunderbird. Cheerz.


(tu) ENAY(Posted 1+ years ago) #10
> Maybe next time I'll use something other than OE as
> an experiment, but I need to copy the addresses across...

LOL! Grey, now that I recall, those tunes you sent me last month. They came twice. Heheh :)
I didn't think anything of it at the time.


Grey Alien(Posted 1+ years ago) #11
I've found out it's Wanadoo. People seem to get them from two different SMTP addresses!


GfK(Posted 1+ years ago) #12
Does the person you're sending it to have any way of checking if two copies of the e-mail exist on the mail server? Can sometimes do this if you have a POP3 mailbox and your ISP provides access via webmail too.

Could be that the person you're mailing is using some weird e-mail client that isn't deleting downloaded mail from the server correctly.


Grey Alien(Posted 1+ years ago) #13
that's what I though was a possibility but the two emails have different times on them by a few seconds and have a different smtp at wanadoo, which means they are coming from different locations, having been duplicated by the ISP!


Hotcakes(Posted 1+ years ago) #14
Outlook will import them for you =] Office 2007 is free at the moment, so maybe give it a looksee.