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Post Posted April 25th, 2018, 3:13 pm

Lately, one mail account is receiving duplicate e-mails by the thousand (>20k so far). Nothing happens until I open that inbox, then the mails come pouring in. I get anywhere from 2 to about 10 copies of each e-mail. This does not happen with other email accounts on this copy of SeaMonkey.


I'm using SeaMonkey 2.49.1, with Win10 x64.
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Post Posted April 25th, 2018, 4:02 pm

See if this article addresses the issue -- http://kb.mozillazine.org/Duplicate_messages_received

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Post Posted April 26th, 2018, 8:00 am

It seems to. I am running the alt extension to remove duplicates; so far it appears to FIND them, but no sign that it's actually DELETING them. Meanwhile, the downloading of dupes seems to have stopped.
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Post Posted April 26th, 2018, 9:21 am

Tried it again, and this time it worked.

Also unchecked "leave messages on server."

Thanks.
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Post Posted April 26th, 2018, 9:30 am

You're welcome.

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Post Posted October 4th, 2018, 8:03 am

The problem has returned. The number of emails on this account went from 4,000 to 44,812 overnight
The duplicates include both read and unread messages.
All the duplicates are from 9/21/2017 or earlier. As of that date, here tend to be 2 to 4 duplicates; by July 2017, 6 duplicates is the norm. by March 2017, it's a dozen. By Feb it becomes variable, sometimes two dozen or more.

This does not happen to any of the other email accounts I have on SeaMonkey.
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Post Posted October 4th, 2018, 8:17 am

Have you confirmed that this duplication is not appearing on the web mail for that account?
Did you follow the suggestions in the "To avoid receiving further duplicates" section of the article I posted above?

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Post Posted October 4th, 2018, 1:16 pm

Leave Messages on Server had gotten checked again.
Fixed that and compacted the file.
I also deleted 10k emails by selecting batches using keywords suchg as "sale" and "deals" and everything from certain senders, It's a slow process, though,

The delete duplicates just hangs, pr3obably because so many mails are there, so I will try the alternate version, along with the other stuff in that article.

BTW, when I open that mailbox I get a message that a script is running. Clicking Continue lets me proceed, but clicking Stop just locks SeaMonkey up.
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Post Posted October 4th, 2018, 1:38 pm

Have you confirmed that this duplication is not appearing on the web mail for that account?

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