Outlook 2007 downloading 5000+ old emails
Posted on 2010-11-18
For apparently no reason today when I opened Outlook 2007 the program started downloading 5700+ emails that were on the comcast.net server. These emails had already been downloaded to my WIN XP computer and now the program was acting as if it never downloaded them.
My solution was to close Outlook, go online to comcast.net and delete all my old emails from the in-box. But you can only delete one screen at a time so it takes quite a while to delete everything manually.
Does anyone know why this happened and how I can prevent this from happening in the future? Comcast seems to feel it is a setting in Outlook that reminds or resets something so that every 10 months or so it downloads everything. Or another program could have changed a setting in Outlook.