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Old 03-02-2005, 07:57 AM   #1
makko
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Duplicate Mail


Hello,
i'm running a POP3 server (CuciPOP) with sendmail as the MTA. Thing is some users sometimes get from 4-8 copies of the same mail sometimes. What could be causing this?

regards,
Timothy.
 
Old 03-02-2005, 01:54 PM   #2
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My guess is that they're not set up to delete mail from the server as it's downloaded. This is useful in case you want to check mail from a remote location as well as from your usual workstation, but it just results in needless duplicate retrievals otherwise.

There ought to be a setting for the mail client(s) to delete mail from server after download. I believe that will solve the problem.
 
Old 03-03-2005, 01:18 AM   #3
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My guess is that they're not set up to delete mail from the server as it's downloaded. This is useful in case you want to check mail from a remote location as well as from your usual workstation, but it just results in needless duplicate retrievals otherwise.

There ought to be a setting for the mail client(s) to delete mail from server after download. I believe that will solve the problem.
Thanx for the reply, most of the people who are complaining of this dnt leave a copy of their mails obn the server. Something else is wrong.

regards,
Timothy
 
Old 03-03-2005, 08:07 AM   #4
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You might take a look at this for clues or even possibly a solution:

http://lists.roaringpenguin.com/pipe...er/011867.html

This user of sendmail found that duplicate (unkilled) processes were telling sendmail to send the same messages multiple times. Getting rid of the old unkilled processes solved his problem.

At least it might be suggestive!
 
  


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