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Stop Outlook from re-downloading after reinstalling Outlook after computer crash

ankitshah623 asked
Hi Expert User,

My Computer crashed, but I was able to recover my data. I bought a new hard drive and re installed my operating system and then installed my Microsoft Office 2007 with SP2.  I configured Outlook 2007 to download my pop3 godaddy email. Fortunately I was able to recover the pst file. I imported the 9gb PST file back. I know it is big but i need it. Unfortunately on my godaddy account unlimited pop3/imap email mailbox has 3.99 GB. I don't want to re-download all 3.99 GB all over again. Unfortunately I painfully waited to download all 3.99 gb but it failed after 1.6gb. Then starts all over. I was wondering if there is anyway on outlook to find the index on pop3 account or some setting to only download last 4 days of emails. but still keep my emails on the godaddy server. I sometime use my web-mail.  Basically I have to create a new outlook profile and import the old PST file. Then press send and receive. Then it says it is downloading 34.686 messages.

I hope there is a solution.  PLEASE HELP ME.
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The only solution would be to delete the emails on your webmail, which you don't want to do. So the only other option would be to download the emails. Or create a new account for example backup@domain.com and find out from godaddy if they can backup your current mail and restore it to the new backup mailbox. That way you can delete all the mails from web mail, and use you normal account but still be able to access your old mails.

Hope this helps!!!