Sending to multiple recipients not working in 2002

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I just reformatted my hard drive and installed Windows XP Pro and Office XP. After setting up Outlook and testing it a little, I noticed that when I have multiple addresses in the TO box, not everyone listed there receives my email.

I have several POP3 accounts and tested this by sending myself emails. I put all my POP3 email addresses in the TO box and that is how I discovered that there is something wrong. I haven't really tried figuring out if there is a pattern of some sort to this problem. I was hoping someone on EE can lead me in the right direction.

Any ideas?
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Have you updated to the latest service packs?  Also, do you get any sort of message bounced back that the message did not go out?

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No messages bounced back. I do not want to update to the latest service packs because it causes other weird problems (i.e. I am unable to send emails using Outlook, although I am able to with Outlook express). If it's not one thing, it's another!

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What happens if you use the CC box?
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Same thing.
I had the same thing happen to me before. I uninstalled Office and then reinstalled it -- nothing. I reformatted my hard drive and then reinstalled everything -- still nothing. I updated Office with the latest service packs -- and still nothing!

This was such an odd problem that I didn't know what to do. I gave it some more thought and investigated further. Then it hit me:

1. I was sending a test message to my Hotmail account -- which, due to my junk mail settings, sent it to the junk mail folder. That's why I didn't see them in my Inbox!

2. For my POP3 accounts, it turned out that one of them was just having some sort of delay. I would recieve my test messages on one of my POP3 account in a matter of seconds. On my other POP3 accounts, I wasn't receiving immediately. I thought there was something wrong, but there wasn't -- it was just taking a little more time than the other one. The test messages appeared a few hours later.

As it turned out, nothing was wrong. Could this be happening to you? :)

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Right on kiphughes. Also, I noticed a setting in Norton Anti Virus that MIGHT have been contributing to the problem, as well.

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