Problems with Pegasus 4.31- random email generated in queued mail

Posted on 2006-04-30
Last Modified: 2008-03-10
This is driving me nuts :(  Yesteday evening I tried to close Pegasus, a dialog popped up and informed there was a queued message waiting to be sent. This was a bit of a surprise, as I hadn't sent any emails. I checked the queued mail and yes, there was a blanl email to a randomly generated email address, eg just a random sting of characted in the to field in the folder window. I deleted  this, tried to close the program, and the dialog reappeared. There was another ' emal' in the queued mail, same format. Each time I delete it, another one reappears. If I view the raw message, it is completely blank. I have AVG Professional 7.1 (up to date) and Ad-Aware Professional on the system (Windows XP) and neither of them anthing suspicious. Any ideas of how to cure this would be very welcome.
Question by:mikehalfsheen
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    Strange behaviour for Pegasus.  How is Pegasus being fed its' mail?  Is it from a POP3 mail server?  By the sound of your question, you are not seeing any incoming mail that gives rise to any suspicions in your mind that a Read Receipt is being activated for a series of duff incoming messages.

    Other than that, I can only think that it has to be mailbox corruption in Pegasus.

    Author Comment

    It is from a POP3 server. I suspect it could be mailbox corruption, possibly initially  caused by me tryng to forward spam to bluefrog. OK, so any ideas how I can uncorrupt the mail box?

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    P.S. The 'duff' mail appears when I haven't downloaded any mail. Is there anyway to turn off sending read receipts in Pegasus?
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    Accepted Solution

    There's some suggestions in the following link which I have found useful in troubleshooting corruption problems:-

    Author Comment

    Thanks. At the moment the problem seems to have disappeared. Thanks for the link, I hadn't found that page when I looked on the site

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