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Outlook 2010 hangs when receiving last e-mail

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I have a customer with a very strange problem. The setup is Windows 7 and Outlook 2010 (POP account). When doing a send/receive in her Outlook 2010, it sends mail OK and (in most cases) starts to receive e-mails (X of Y messages). When it gets to last but one message, that one takes a long time to download and the on the last message a server time out error occurs.

The original .pst file was a massive 26GB, so I archived about 16 GB, into a separate archive.pst file ...... but the original pst file remained at 26GB ??

Exporting that original pst file in Outlook to another pst resulted in that new pst file being about 5GB.

This is what I've tried so far but nothing makes any difference to the original problem:

1) Ran SCANPST - a few errors found and repaired
2) Ran Outlook Repair - completed OK
3) Created two new Outlook profiles (one with e-mails imported from original profile, one with no old e-mails imported) and recreated the e-mail account in both profiles.
4) Extended the POP server timeout to 10 mins
5) Temporarily disabled her Norton 360 AV/Firewall
6) Opened Outlook in Safe mode

In all the above cases, the Outlook POP account is set to leave messages on the server for 14 days.

I am able to set up a parallel Outlook account on another machine (admittedly running Outlook 2016), over the same router and internet connection and it works fine.

Can anyone shed any light on this. It's driving me up the wall.

Thanks
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