I certainly hope that someone out there has some good insights on this issue. I have searched the knowledge base here and as well on the web through Google and found similar things but not quite the same.
OS: Windows XP
Outlook: XP (2002)
Email: POP (no exchange server involved)
Problem: An email (or two) will replicate itself to ungodly numbers, ie 12,000 and counting if I would let it go. It does this automatically. this is not a send & receive 12,000 of the same email but rather receive one and watch it grow!
The growth seems to be dependent on the send/receive function which is automatic. The original of the email is SPAM and not necessarily of the same product/origin. I have had one that was legit and not SPAM that did the same thing.
It is not an option to turn off the auto SEND/RECEIVE.
I have deleted it from the host (webserver email) and the POP account on the PC and it still returns.