Keep getting each message twice

Discussion in 'Windows Live Messenger' started by Wrenni, May 28, 2009.

  1. Wrenni

    Wrenni Guest

    I have just changed over to Windows Live mail. Everytime I recieve a message,
    it appears in my inbox twice, so instead of getting 4 messages, I recieve 8.
    Keep having to delete all the copies! Help. Thanks
    Wrenni, May 28, 2009
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  2. [Forwarded to Windows Live Mail newsgroup via crosspost.]

    Greetings Wrenni,

    Do you happen to know what kind of mailbox this is (POP, IMAP, or Hotmail/HTTP)? Also, I've
    also sent replies to be sent to the Live Mail newsgroup where Live Mail MVP will be better
    able to assist you (plus they're awesome).

    Jonathan Kay
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
    MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    MessengerGeek Blog:
    Messenger Resources:
    (c) 2009 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
    Jonathan Kay [MVP], May 29, 2009
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  3. Wrenni

    t-4-2 Guest

    Tools > Accounts. Are there 2 identical accounts ?

    t-4-2, May 29, 2009
  4. Wrenni

    Bruce Hagen Guest

    This works for Outlook Express, perhaps for WLM as well?

    For Hotmail, or IMAP accounts:

    Tools | Options | General tab. Uncheck: Send and receive messages at

    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP [Mail]
    Imperial Beach, CA

    Bruce Hagen, May 29, 2009
  5. Wrenni

    ...winston Guest

    See Bruce's suggestion on WLM' Settings(Tools/Options/General tab)
    - 'Send and receive at startup' (uncheck); and
    - 'Check every x minutes(uncheck)

    Please provide the info, Jonathan requested
    - pop3, imap, Hotmail(Http)

    If pop3 what is the account domain(,, your isp etc,
    If Hotmail what server is in use(DeltaSync or

    If Pop3, is WLM configured to leave messages on the server ? (fyi..the default is 'yes')

    Are these incoming messages or are they duplicates due to WLM still indexing your prior email client message store ?

    ms-mvp mail

    ...winston, May 29, 2009
  6. Wrenni

    Ron Sommer Guest

    Login to Hotmail. Is the shawmail account added to Hotmail?
    Ron Sommer
    MS MVP- Windows Live Mail

    Ron Sommer, Feb 25, 2010
  7. Gayle, let me get this straight. Your complaint is that when you receive
    an email in your Windows Mail, a copy is also received in your webmail?
    To avoid that problem:
    In Windows Mail, go to Tools, Accounts, select your mail account,
    Properties, Advanced, unselect "Leave a copy of messages on server."
    Gary VanderMolen [MVP], Feb 25, 2010
  8. So your incoming messages for your Hotmail account appear
    in the default POP (non-Hotmail) account as well.

    Go to the web interface for that POP account and make sure it isn't
    configured to forward a copy to your Hotmail account.

    Another possible culprit is Hotmail's POP aggregation feature.
    Go to, log in, then click on Options, More options,
    and under "Manage your account" click on "Send and receive mail
    from other e-mail accounts". Anything there that shows your POP
    account? If so, remove that option.
    Gary VanderMolen [MVP], Feb 26, 2010
  9. Wrenni

    ...winston Guest

    If I may ask...had you previously configured Pop3 aggregation in Hotmail ?
    - Note: Aggregation is a relatively new term introduced by Hotmail in the last year, in the past it was just called Pop3.
    ...winston, Feb 27, 2010
  10. Good to hear I may have steered you in the right direction.
    Gary VanderMolen [MVP], Mar 1, 2010
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